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Books for preserving all that hard grown produce
Wed 23-Nov-11
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The schwartz book is expensive, I really don't know why, it's a good book, and I'm sure I must have picked it up a few years ago for next to nothing knowing me. Obviously I got a bargain...shame I didn't know it at the time

Thu 24-Nov-11
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There are 2 versions of that book listed on Amazon, one @ £60.00 which is the original publication and a more recent one @ £17.00, both with virtually the same title are they the same book inside does anyone know?

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Thu 24-Nov-11
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Reading all these posts about books - I have some pages that were to 'cut out and keep' from a woman's magazine in 1972, which I still use for all my preserving recipes.

I have the WI book, and several others, but I always return to my flimsy pages!

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Thu 24-Nov-11
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Chris

The book I have is the one with the ISBN of 0-7513-0345-3, can't find the ISBN on amazon, but when I put the isbn in to google, it brings up one of the amazon entries, still can't believe they are charging that much..will take a bit more care of the book now and stop chucking it across the kitchen when I can't find the recipe I want.

Thu 24-Nov-11
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Hi Janet, yes I think it should now take on a new higher status - amazing price.

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Thu 24-Nov-11
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Ruthdigs said:

Seems like it's an expensive book - Abe's ones are and the only copy in the UK on ebay is £65!  Think I'll give one of the others a go!

 

Ruth - I would give Abe books a call and ask them what is the cheapest they can supply the book to you - sometimes the owners of the books will sell more cheaply than is advertised + the shipping from US isn't always that expensive. I bought a book from them that was in the US and the postal charges were about £5. I am tempted to ask them myself - about the one they have for around £10. It might not be in great condition but as long as its readable then I would consider it.

Would be interested to see how you get on......good luck.

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Sun 4-Dec-11
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I bought that Oded Schwarz book for Fiona two years ago. On eBay.

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From memory it cost £40 + postage.

Was it worth it? Not so sure really but definitely worth £15 or so if you ever see it at that price level.

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Thu 6-Sep-12
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kayerunrig said:

marguerite patten 500 jams and preserves , still one of the best

 

Just ordered a used copy of this book on Abe books which is coming from USA. To buy a copy of it here in UK would cost from £18.90 up to £23 but hopefully the copy from USA shouldn't be more than £12.60. Will have to wait a bit for delivery but I'm hoping it wont be too long.

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Sun 18-Nov-12
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just got a new Oded Schwartz book from the book people, along with my order for all the river cottage handbooks for £25. not looke dat it yet, but looking forward to it, it's a month by month guide to preserving...here's hoping that next year is a better year for harvests.

Sun 18-Nov-12
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I'm still waiting for my book from the US big_laugh

I knew  it would take a while but been 10 weeks and still no sign of it. Hoping it will be here in time for next years jamming sessions wink

 

I quite like the River Cottage books. The recipes are good old fashioned basic ones but that suits me and they have lots of great info in them.

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Mon 19-Nov-12
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Just bought it from Amazon, £18 delivered to France. Thanks for mentioning it, it looks brilliant and will help me organise better next year.

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Mon 19-Nov-12
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laugh  What a coincidence because my copy of the new Oded Schwartz preserving book (from Amazon, costing £11.38 with free delivery) is due to arrive tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it, as I can't afford the first one he wrote. 

I just hope we have a better spring & summer next year so we get a better crop from the garden, this year was a disaster for me or my neighbours, no fruit at all.

 

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Mon 19-Nov-12
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I see Amazon have used copies of this book for sale at £14.92 plus £2.80 postage. I presume this is he original version.

I am tempted to send off for one of these as everyone speaks so highly of it.

Does anyone know what the difference is between the original and the new version please?

I mean are there the same recipes in both books.

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Mon 19-Nov-12
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having had a glance through it today I am disappointed to find that all the recipes I have seen are the same as in the main book, I suppose diappointed is probably not the right way to put it, it's a nice book and well laid out, so I would encourage you to get it if you don't have the original.

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Once my book arrives I will start planning the garden! I haven't even thought about what seeds to buy yet.

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