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The Plus Side of the Economic Meltdown

On the plus side of the recent economic skid is this chart. This chart... well... charts the slide of the British Pound Sterling to our Americano Dollar. From nearly $2.00 in early August to what is today $1.60! For all of my youth the Pound basically converted to $1.50, but as The Hungry Detective's interest in English Premier League soccer grew so did the exchange rate. This made travel and the acquisition of UK released books nigh to impossible. Our cherished Billingham's, Booth's, Connolly's, Kernick's, McDermid's were all a heavy financial burden for this poor soul, and with shipping via the Royal Mail...Oof!

Luckily all of our UK related purchases are being made via The Book Depository. Is there any more magical collision of words than, 'Free Shipping'? Yes, there is 'Free Shipping Worldwide'.

In any case, the latest additions to the THD library have been R.J Ellory's A Simple Act of Violence, and Tom Cain's The Survivor. THD would like to thank the horrible economy for this turn of events. The Hungry Detective also gives himself a shout out for paying off all his credit card debt last year to make these and future purchases possibly.

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