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      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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James Chuter Ede. Why so expensive and why so few?

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I recently started to study the 1945 Labour Government which led me to read whatever I could find on the leading lights within the Cabinet and discovered that there were many books about or by most of the leading lights but only one that had the name, "James Chuter Ede" after it. "LABOUR AND THE WARTIME COALITION: From the Diary of James Chuter Ede 1941-1945

I had three questions:  1. Why it was so expensive at £40.00 and the person who was selling it replied because there aren't many of them. 

2.  My next question was, "but why were so few books written either by Ede or others about him? My third question is, "Surely the book is out of copyright so why hasn't a reprint been produced.

Would anyone care to comment on the above? 

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