Neil Tennant announces new book

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#316 Post by Dog » Fri 09 Nov 2018, 8:13 pm

Enfant Terrible wrote:I originally ordered a copy from the OS (for me). I'd also ordered a copy from the Faber website later (as a gift for my Dad - he has good taste!). He'll be getting the standard copy now!

Anyway, just got a tracking number form the OS order saying it'd be delivered today by Hermes. Looking on the OS I was interested to see that if you pay for courier delivery (which was the only option given for the ltd book) it would be a tracked EXPRESS service...

"Courier shipments to UK delivery addresses are sent via myHermes or DPD, both are tracked express services. Courier shipping is offered as an option where Standard delivery is also available or as the sole option where the shipment has a high weight or value.

Courier - £6.95 flat rate to all UK destinations."

Well, a whole week to deliver is clearly not express. They've very cheekily charged for an express service but just sent a cheapo standard delivery.

I found a number for digital stores who run the OS shop, and called them. They said they would refund the delivery cost. If anyone else wants to do the same their number is 0845 052 7506.
Thanks for this. I phoned today as still haven’t received my special edition - I am in the UK and received my despatch email over a week ago.

Apparently these were recalled as were incorrectly labelled (likely the postage issue you outline above) and will be resent. My postage charge is being refunded.

Thanks for the tip off.
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#317 Post by Palpatine » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:08 am

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#318 Post by bohemians. » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 8:44 am

Page 93...Neil was "happy and in love.In the sixties and seventies"..BUT he said his first boyfriend arrived in late 80ies...so Neil was happy with girlfriend?
I finished reading whole Neil s comments in his book by the time he came on stage at Hackney, of course I was dissapointed that I did not discover "No More Ballads", "Inside",and specially no comments about his recent boyfriends..
I know "only young pop stars should talk about their lovelife".

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#319 Post by Nervously » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 4:58 pm

I think it's overstated how song lyrics don't work on the page. It's true that they flow better when you know the tune, but even if you don't know the tune, as long as you know that it is a lyric it's easy to make the adjustment of expectation that it's not necessarily going to have a regular poetic metre. I've enjoyed many collections of lyrics whether I know the tunes or not. Admittedly these are mostly other genres of lyric (either the likes of Cole Porter or W S Gilbert or the likes of Dylan) and Neil's might not stand up to scrutiny so well, but I'd be delighted to see if they do.

As for the poem, he'd written it anyway, I think it's good, and it seems a logical home for it. I don't see the problem there.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#320 Post by rashomon » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:06 pm

One Hundred Lyrics and a Meh.

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you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional


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#322 Post by rashomon » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:18 pm

Afraid so Agent D!

Calling it a 'beautiful little thing' is beyond poetic license (pun intended, naturally).
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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#323 Post by Xakrij » Sat 10 Nov 2018, 7:36 pm

agent doris wrote:
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:10 pm
Is that all it is?
Hello...

Was THAT what it was?
...shot in the fatal cause of frock-and-droll

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#324 Post by Harry » Sun 11 Nov 2018, 4:33 pm

That’s not the poem though
Heaven is possible,
AFTER ALL.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#325 Post by symco » Sun 11 Nov 2018, 7:15 pm

Did this book chart?

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#326 Post by psbfannyc » Sun 11 Nov 2018, 8:58 pm

symco wrote:
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 7:15 pm
Did this book chart?
only if neil said it did on the official site, actually.

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#327 Post by PSB-90 » Sun 11 Nov 2018, 9:20 pm

As for the poem, he'd written it anyway, I think it's good, and it seems a logical home for it. I don't see the problem there.
Very much agree.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#328 Post by Pod » Mon 12 Nov 2018, 12:16 am

rashomon wrote:
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:18 pm
Afraid so Agent D!

Calling it a 'beautiful little thing' is beyond poetic license (pun intended, naturally).
Each to their own (devices) obviously.
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.


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#330 Post by psb-freak » Mon 12 Nov 2018, 10:48 am

I got mine a few days ago. I wished for more additional text about each of the songs. I read the book within an hour.
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