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 Why not send an e-mail to Carmina to see if you can buy it from the store, if they still have it in stock? I'm pretty sure that I've read of people doing similar things earlier in this thread.
 Yes, it's a great film. "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
 Highly recommended, a really enjoyable combination of early-19th-century England and Europe, the Napoleonic Wars and an alternative history that involves magic. 
 Don't have cable, so I'll have to look out for it on the ABC/iTunes/DVD.  Given the size of the book, I think that it's better dealt with as a mini-series. I think that Eddie Redmayne would have been good as Strange, but he's probably too expensive nowadays. 
 Eh, what? Is there a film of it?  That's one of my favourite books of the past couple of decades, so I'll have to seek it out.
 I did enjoy the film of High Fidelity, but it was very different from the book, with a different feel/vibe, and the book was very definitely better. 
At the risk of introducing current affairs into this thread, the Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP has just resigned as Speaker of the House of Representatives: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-02/bronwyn-bishop-stands-down-as-speaker/6666172   The PM has announced an independent review into entitlements, and has said that:   "What has become apparent, particularly over the last few days, is that the problem is not any particular individual; the problem is the entitlement...
I know, I know that I shouldn't click on these "Executive Style" articles (most of which are just plucked straight from D'Marge), but it's like a car crash - I just can't look away:   http://www.executivestyle.com.au/making-masculine-jewellery-work-for-you-gint2k  
  Clearly, you haven't spent much time in the "Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata" thread! 
For anyone in Sydney interested in a job selling shoes, the Double Monk Facebook page mentions that they're going to be opening a store in the Strand Arcade, and that they're looking for employees:    https://www.facebook.com/DoubleMonk   DOUBLE MONK SYDNEY - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Applications are now open for positions at our upcoming Sydney store. Please send a CV and cover letter to careers@doublemonk.com Interviews to follow in the coming weeks.
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