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Subject: gooseberry patch books???
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 10:10 AM ET
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I have an RC that mentions "these" books. What are they and why would they be so special to mention in an RC?

Thank you in advance for my newbie ignorance....

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 10:33 AM ET
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Kristina, they are cookbooks and very hard to get on here as none are posted - http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browser.php?k=Gooseberry+Patch

.Don't know what the RC is for, but if it is for like new condition, they may be looking to give them as gifts.

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 10:34 AM ET
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From the research that I've done, they are cookbooks.

ETA: Connie beat me to it :)

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Date Posted: 8/10/2011 10:38 AM ET
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Thanks! though it doesn't make the RC any clearer because it was refering to dust jackets for hardcover books? The book requested was just a hardcover novel.

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 11:05 AM ET
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Most of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are hard-cover, but did not originally have dustjackets.  They are comb-bound hardcovers.  So if the RC says something like, "Dust jackets required on hardcovers, except for Gooseberry Patch books", that makes sense.  If the book requested was a hardcover fiction novel that originally had a dust jacket, the RC is requiring that the dust jacket be included.

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 11:46 AM ET
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What Christa said.  Although sometimes Gooseberry Patch books can be softcover, and there are a few that do have dust jackets.  Without knowing the RC it's hard to say what she wanted, but my best guess would be that one. 

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 1:22 PM ET
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Worse comes to worse, you can always decline the RC stating that it was too vague for you to accept. 

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 3:08 PM ET
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Becky- just the opposite it seemed very specific if not simple (and confusing). It said something to the like of (bold) Please read before declining.(end of bold) I will accept only hardcover books with book jackets unless they are Gooseberry Patch. Those do not have to have a book jacket even if they came with one. Of course if the book came with a book jacket I want the book jacket. I understand that it will not be brand new and that some books come from a used book store. Thank you.

Thanks everyone who replied I thought maybe it was a special publisher or the like.

guess i'm in luck because my novel is a hardback and has a perfectly good dust jacket!!!!!

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 11:01 PM ET
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That's a bit confusing Kristina.  Does the requester only want hardcovers (except for the goosberrys) or does she want dust jackets if the book is a hardcover and origionally sold with a DJ?