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Old 28 Nov 2003, 10:48 (Ref:796923)   #1
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John Wyer - That Certain Sound

Has anyone read John Wyer's book - 'That Certain Sound'. Can you recommend it and better still do you know anywhere that I could purchase a copy (it's been out of print for many years)
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Old 28 Nov 2003, 10:53 (Ref:796927)   #2
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Last one I saw on Ebay went for a few hundred pounds.....
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Old 28 Nov 2003, 12:41 (Ref:797026)   #3
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Brilliant book, recommend it highly, but the ones that do come up for sale are very expensive, as Jos said.

(Mine's not for sale...)
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Nor mine....!

Very highly recommended book, excellent insights, but very sought after now.

Don't expect to pay anything less than about £130 for one in any condition I'm afraid. £200 is closer to the mark for a nice copy.

If you're convinced enough to take the plunge, there are usually a selection available on www.abebooks.com which is a worldwide clearing house for antiquarian booksellers. I've shopped from there on more occasions than I care to admit.
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Ditto on all comments (and thanks for reminding me to retrieve my copy from my brother!)
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Last one I saw on Ebay went for a few hundred pounds.....

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(I have it).
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I brought my copy when it was remaindered about 15 or so years ago!

It is a terrific read. Wyer had an old fashioned turn of phrase, but he was very refealing about all facets of the sport that he was involved in.

Its a pity he didn't extend coverage beyond 1971 to cover the latter Mirages, including winning Le Mans in 1975, which he was involved with.
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Why don't publishers take heed of what's selling at a premium on e-bay, Eoin Young, etc and print a second edition?
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I think part of the reason that some books don't get reprinted sooner is that the writers are involved in the antique motoring memorabilia business. Eoin Young is a perfect example..
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I was obviously very lucky when my bid of £90 (+postage)
was enough to secure this book on E-bay just a month or so ago. The condition is superb, and even the dust jacket has no tears in it. A superb read, too - a book I've been trying to acquire for ages - and now a treasured possession.
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It is a jolly good read. I've read my copy (lovely dust-jacket - no tears... )several times over the years. There are also some very nice photos in it as well.
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