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Subject: A Redwall Treasure Found at a Thrift Store.
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 12:32 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2007
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Today I was at one of the local thrift stores in search of books to add to my personal collection, as well as some to post here on PBS. After some time I came across a 10th Anniversary edition of Redwall by Brian Jacques. I decided to purchase this book for two reasons: 1. One of my best friends loves this series (even though he's in his early 20s) and 2. I enjoyed the book myself and seeing as how it's a popular series I thought it would be a welcome addition to my shelves. After arriving home, I posted books on this site and then started to put my own books away. I picked up Redwall, absently flipped through some pages, and noticed writing on the title page. There was a message presumably to a child from a parent (which you see often in books purchased at yard sales and thrift stores) but right below the title was a signature in blue ink. The signature of Brian Jacques. I bought a book signed by him for $1. I could not believe it and still can't!

I just had to share this story with other book lovers. : )

Date Posted: 9/21/2007 9:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2005
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What a fantastic find!

Date Posted: 10/13/2007 11:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/8/2007
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I am 38 and found the Redwall series when I was 33. I love how Jacques paints such a vivid picture of the characters.

Some say that series are more childrens lit. I say they are beautifully written and I enjoy them all.

 

Now if I could find a copy of the Cook book!

I agree with Theresa, an excellent find!

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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i came about redwall when i was about 12. fell absolutely in love with it and have read most of the books.