Friday, 28 December 2012

3,362,823rd most (least?) popular book.


My late Father-in-Law was a British diplomat, and his first posting was to Ankara, Turkey. Here he is enjoying a weekend's Wild Boar hunting with his friend (and author of the above book) Edmund H Giraud. My Father-in-Law is the one on the left with shorts and hefty looking gun; the others are beaters, and crew from the yacht.



I have no idea how successful he was as a hunter (he never mentioned such trifles); we have just this one trophy from Izmir, dated 29th March 1935. He also did a spot of competition shooting at Bisley.

The book above is entitled 'Days Off, with gun, rod, and yacht around Izmir Turkey'. Before writing this piece I Googled 'Edmund Giraud' and was amused to see that his book ranks 3,362,823rd in Amazon's best (worst?) seller list.  

With apologies to my late Father-in Law, but could there possibly be a LESS popular book?


11 comments:

  1. It's Monty's birthday today; he's TWO. Happy Birthday Monty!

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  2. Happy birthday Monty and Happy Birthday to Lady M. for tomorrow.

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  3. I bet 'Mein Kampf' still sells like hot cakes.

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  4. Love the photo in the book! I guess book #3,362,824 is less popular. ;)

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  5. You just get more and more interesting, Cro.

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  6. Happy Birthday Monty, maybe dad will give you the book that way its popularity will go up.

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  7. boar tusks, eh?

    Happy Birthday to Monty (still such a pup) and Lady M!

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  8. Happy birthday, today to Monty and tomorrow to Lady M!

    It might not be the most popular book but at least it's on the list. Perhaps your late FIL was too busy living and enjoying life to be concerned about how high up the list a particular book placed.

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  9. Loved the photo of the boys christening the ugly orange wall! Liked your "wrap-up" of the year. I have been away. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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