Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Theological cruelty (i)

I have just started reading Richard Holloway's latest memoir Leaving Alexandria....let's go back a couple of steps to help unfold the modern media story....
My dear parishioner J told me that her hubby D had heard Richard Holloway on the radio and womndered where she would get the book. .
Now how sad is it that in a city of over a million people (Adelaide...Australia's most liveable city!!!) you can't tell someone which bookshop is likely to be able to quickly access a book.
So, I said, "Well we get books from Book Depository and they don't charge postage, and they seem to come in a week" Now J & D are computer liotyerate (well D is) and they ordered the book. Incidentally, I had checked whether the Amazon price was comparable...it was in fact cheaper....but by the time you added postage it almost doubled the price.
So, well done Book Depository!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whynot buyit electronically...cheaper.

stephen clark said...

yes I don't think they are that far advanced.
And also they wouldn't then be able to lend it to me