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Title: Treasure Islands
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 21, 2009, 04:43:56 PM
Bought treasure islands off E bay , came back today. I bought it Second Hand and I've got to say its in absolute mint condition. 5.00...Bargain!


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Debbie on October 21, 2009, 04:53:50 PM
It's a superb book Rob - the Scan Club bought 5 or 6 of them off the web last year, and we gave them away as raffle prizes on club night.  I bought one for myself - it's great to dip in and out of.  I wouldn't mind owning a country retreat like Bill with all that land to detect on.  I would only have to walk out of the door.  How good is that  :D :D


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Jonola (Jon) on October 21, 2009, 06:15:14 PM
Is it the Bill Wyman book? Just had copy back after I lent it out. Excellent it is. I'd recommend it


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Tafflaff (Rob) on October 21, 2009, 06:16:32 PM
Yes fella the Bill Wyeman book.. Neil suggested it to me and Its a cracking book aint it!


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Jonola (Jon) on October 21, 2009, 06:21:54 PM
I didn' t bother doing much detecting on holiday in Eastbourne cos the beach was too pebbley. Then when I got home I read in the book that three gold staters had been found by the pier......DOH !!!!

Very interesting book


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Neil on October 21, 2009, 07:27:59 PM
Its an outstanding book Rob - I have been telling you for months that you would absolutely love it. A few of DetectingWales members feature in it including our very own 1MoreCoin!

You are going to love reading it mate - in fact I am going to start reading mine again.

I heard a whisper on another site that he plans on doing a second one.

Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Roman (Ray) on October 21, 2009, 07:38:13 PM

 hi rob.
 that is a bargain.
i bought treasure island.
from waterstones in cardiff about 4 yrs ago.
and i payed about 20 maybe more.exallent book rob.
ive must of look at that book atleast a 100 times in 4 yrs.
5 bargain your right mate.(best 5 you spent in awile butty)


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Richy on October 22, 2009, 07:47:21 AM
True,I went to Waterstones about a year ago and asked the assistant if she had a copy of Treasure Islands in stock....
Before I could say anything else she replied "No but we have Kidnapped by the same author"
Silly girl. ::).


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Chef Geoff on January 05, 2010, 06:46:40 PM
Hi All, sorry to resurrect this thread but I was in the local "the works" discount book shop today and bought the last 2 copy's of Bill Wymans book they had at 1.99 each so if you live near a "The Works" shop it may be worth popping in and asking.


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Stig(The) on January 05, 2010, 08:13:42 PM
I think i will be making a trip on saturday to `the works` to see if i can pick one up,thanks for that Chef. ;)


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: SimonH on January 05, 2010, 08:18:40 PM
Im on my way to Cwmbran town tomorrow, snow or no snow lol.

Thx Cheff  ;)


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on January 05, 2010, 11:43:29 PM
i tried "the works" website..they have a sale advertised but no reference to bill wyman or treasure islands.... >:(.....so i used the store locator and i will be phoning ebbw vale tomorrow....lets hope they have some so's i can order one !..... ;)...byron


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: gafflad on January 06, 2010, 01:17:20 AM

  i was given my copy by my m8 few years ago don't know were he had it from but he had two signed copy's of it .
  great read


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: PHIL YNYSBOETH on January 06, 2010, 02:37:59 AM
Sounds like a good book

Ray maybe you could order a copy for the RARE Library ;0) there is money allocated for new Books


regards
Phil


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Chef Geoff on January 06, 2010, 09:57:47 AM
I'm not sure how long they have had them, I read that they were on sale on detectorist.co.uk and went in to the local branch and asked, the guy there said they had had them, luckily his colleague was listening and said they still had them. So you may need to ring around.


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on January 11, 2010, 02:24:30 PM
unfortunately the ebbw vale branch of "the works" did'nt have it..... >:(...can you tell me if it is only published as a hardback?....cheers....byron


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: Richy on January 11, 2010, 07:32:01 PM
Byron I'm sure it's only ever been published in hardback, I've never seen a paperback edition and I've been looking a long time believe me!  :) :)


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on January 11, 2010, 09:55:34 PM
thanks for that richy.... ;)...i've ordered one online now..from america !.....about 12 including postage....  thats ok as i really want this book after the reviews....lol...byron


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: bymatt666 (byron) on February 10, 2010, 09:36:34 PM
got my copy today !!..... ;D...typically, the postman tried to deliver it yesterday, but i was out !..... >:(.....sods law !....byron


Title: Re: Treasure Islands
Post by: colin on February 11, 2010, 08:22:11 PM
bought this book when it first came out for 25 its brill.


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