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Subject: Is it Beatrice Small or Bertrice Small?
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:11 PM ET
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Why does this author Beatrice Small have a book called

Besieged with this author's name (

Bertrice Small) on the cover.  They're just trying to confuse me, right?

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:34 PM ET
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If you look at the other books "Beatrice" Small wrote in the PBS listings, the ones with covers all have Bertrice printed on them. I'm guessing it's just a database error. Bertrice is the real author name. Even googling Beatrice Small gives only results for Bertrice.

Last Edited on: 5/18/09 1:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 1:40 PM ET
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It's Bertrice Small - and it isn't the only error I've found. I've stopped notifying them of this type of error. And I just found another one today. I was searching Atnette Lamb to see if there are any of her books on WL and I found that they've assigned a Charlotte Lamb Harlequin Presents to Atnette Lamb - it's in her booklis when you search on her name.

 DUH on me: the name should be Arnette Lamb, not Atnette.



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Date Posted: 5/18/2009 2:00 PM ET
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Yeah, Amazon.com has the same kind of database problem  with a whole bunch of books listed under Beatrice that have Bertrice on the cover.  Sigh...  Maybe Bertrice should change her name to what ppl expect her name to be. :)

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 2:40 PM ET
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Maybe Bertrice should change her name to what ppl expect her name to be. :)

Start a petition...? :)

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 3:43 PM ET
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The PBS system collects data from other sites.  Bad data in, bad data here.  We can go down to Member Tools and edit the data.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 6:09 PM ET
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Interesting, I always assumed it was Beatrice. Huh.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 7:16 PM ET
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There's a lot of variations on Danielle Steel's name.  I probably have it wrong here. She's the one I always use for "dummy" books when I need to mail a WL book out for a game. I post a dummy book so I can use the PBS DC.  I noticed that it's spelled several different ways: Dannielle Steele, Danielle Steel, Dannielle Steel and variations thereof.