Those of you with more than a passing interest in Modesty Blaise are aware that there is an expensive Companion book in either of its formats. The hardback deluxe over here is about £170. The softcover is £55. [You'll have to do your own conversions but roughly £1: $2). Probably way beyond all of us. It covers everything about Modesty in both book and comicstrip.
Anyway, I've been watching the prices on and off waiting for it to drop. One of our bigger bookshops website, WH Smiths, is offering the deluxe version for about £8.00. Now either they've made a massive mistake or they just want to get rid of the book. The softcover hasn't dropped in price yet.
I dunno how this would affect you folk on your side of the pond or even if they deliver abroad if interested but its certainly worth spreading the word. I have ordered my own copy and they'll be delivering to my local Smiths so I don't even have to pay postage. Mind you, a 450 page large hardback is going to be a little weighty. As a deluxe volume, they can't have that many in their warehouse.
Did you ever see the ‘My Name Is Modesty’ from Miramax??
I read somewhere that there was a hardback of ‘Search’ the first book. I’ll see if I can find the detail.
Try the film again. You’ve got to admire the young Modesty trying to open the tin with a tin opener bashing it.
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