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Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:10 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2006
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I have a question about how author's last names are listed. I posted several books by Robert van Gulik. On my bookshelf, most are listed with the "G's" - van Gulik.  Another, though, is listed with the "V's" as Van Gulik. On the Stop You're Killing Me site, he is listed with the "V's." Also in the library. So - how would someone who wants to look up books by him spell his name when he or she perused this site? Just curious.    M'ann

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I know I have a few on either TBR, RL, etc that have three names (Jill Paton Walsh, ex). Most of her books are under "W" but there is a stray that is in the "Ps".  It all has to do with the database PBS leases. I think if they search under "V" in your case most would show up.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2006
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Charlie is right about the database.  However, some of the variations are created when people input books manually.