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Old August 13th, 2017, 03:36 AM   #31
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Mango are smashing it at the moment. They seem to have an excellent eye for the fresh material the public want. And when that material is top quality, well it's a winning combination isn't it Paul?

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The quality of the books is top-notch, both in terms of editing and production value, and the content is often the result of a lot of original research, and the authors' enthusiasm for their subject often shines through. Mango has somehow managed to tap into some extraordinary talent, both in its editorial and indexing, but also content. Ripperland is a showstopping example, I think, especially for me. I'd kill to be able to take photographs as good as Andrew's and I have no idea how he does those collages. I think he must have sold his soul to the devil or something. We've been aware of Andrew's gifts for a long time, of course, but Mango saw the potential for a book. If it continues to have that eye, it's going to be interesting to see how this publishing venture develops.
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The quality of the books is top-notch, both in terms of editing and production value, and the content is often the result of a lot of original research, and the authors' enthusiasm for their subject often shines through. Mango has somehow managed to tap into some extraordinary talent, both in its editorial and indexing, but also content. Ripperland is a showstopping example, I think, especially for me. I'd kill to be able to take photographs as good as Andrew's and I have no idea how he does those collages. I think he must have sold his soul to the devil or something. We've been aware of Andrew's gifts for a long time, of course, but Mango saw the potential for a book. If it continues to have that eye, it's going to be interesting to see how this publishing venture develops.
The significance of a book like this is that it's chronicling the change in the area, and that change is constant.

I expect a revised edition, pending Andrews enthusiasm, say every decade.

The potential of this work is endless.

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I have to concur, that the quality of Mango books has been outstanding from the outset. The care and attention put into the republishing of the Police Code for example, was very pleasing to see.

The very fact that Robert Smith's forthcoming book will have a full size colour reproduction of each of the diary's pages is another example of going the extra mile to produce the quality that discerning readers want.

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Thanks very much How. It's appreciated.

Just a quick update regarding the book. The first print run of "Ripperland" has now sold out!

Mango HQ hope to have a brand new print run available for purchase very soon.

More updates as we have them.

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I have to concur, that the quality of Mango books has been outstanding from the outset. The care and attention put into the republishing of the Police Code for example, was very pleasing to see.

The very fact that Robert Smith's forthcoming book will have a full size colour reproduction of each of the diary's pages is another example of going the extra mile to produce the quality that discerning readers want.

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The Code was very much a calculated experiment. It was clear Mango had all bases covered, and they're certainly know what they are doing.

Experience goes a long way in this business.

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The Code was very much a calculated experiment. It was clear Mango had all bases covered, and they're certainly know what they are doing.

Experience goes a long way in this business.

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And I think it was a great choice to launch with. Not only is it a fascinating read, it's an invaluable reference book. Mango should consider issuing further reprints of Victorian books, providing good quality source copies can be found, and providing the necessary rights can be secured.

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Mango should consider issuing further reprints of Victorian books, providing good quality source copies can be found, and providing the necessary rights can be secured.
What a great idea, and not just Victorian, either. I'm thinking of the hard-to-get early 20th century memoirs by Anderson, Dew, Major Smith etc. Perhaps a bit too much of a niche subject, but they're actually good reads on their own terms, so there might be some wider appeal.
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What a great idea, and not just Victorian, either. I'm thinking of the hard-to-get early 20th century memoirs by Anderson, Dew, Major Smith etc. Perhaps a bit too much of a niche subject, but they're actually good reads on their own terms, so there might be some wider appeal.
Yes, and what ever your views on the Maybrick Diary, that in itself is getting a facsimile reprint courtesy of Mango. There's definitely a market out there for other reprints.

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