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Dan Hocker
10-26-2011, 02:45 PM
The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
Special "Limited" Trade Hardcover Edition!

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This is the discussion thread for The Doll announcement!

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Dan Hocker
10-26-2011, 03:08 PM
The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
Special "Limited" Trade Hardcover Edition!
FREE US SHIPPING!

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Hi Folks!

Today we're very pleased to announce a special new "Limited" trade hardcover edition we'll be sending to the printer next month: The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier!

About the Book:
Daphne du Maurier's most famous works include the novel Rebecca and the short story "The Birds," and today Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce a collection of 13 impressive stories written by Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old.

This incredible new volume is comprised of eight stories that were published in a small UK volume called Early Stories, which is long out of print, and five stories that were published in periodicals during the early 1930s.

These long lost stories explore the evolution of the images, themes, and concerns that informed du Maurier's later work. Each story in the collection highlights du Maurier's deep understanding of human nature.

This Cemetery Dance Publications special "trade" edition will be limited to a one-time printing and there will be no second printings!

CLICK HERE to purchase this product (http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/dumaurie01)

CLICK HERE to discuss this announcement (http://forum.cemeterydance.com/showthread.php?843)

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 03:53 PM
It changes the creep-ass doll cover art!!It never shows me that picture again!!!!! ;)

Antmusic
10-26-2011, 04:21 PM
Not to mention that it's a sex-doll, Brad!
"Braaaaad! Brrrraaaad! Love me, Braaaad!"

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 05:45 PM
Icky bad!!! Icky bad!!! Icky bad!!!

peteOcha
10-26-2011, 06:45 PM
Hahahaha! Now its not freaky anymore! All I see is a sex doll running after Brad! :D

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 06:52 PM
All I see is a sex doll running after Brad! :D

yeah, but really, who hasn't see that already!!!! LOL!!

srboone
10-26-2011, 07:08 PM
Why would I want to read a story about Brad being chased by a sex-doll????

peteOcha
10-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Why wouldn't you? :)

Antmusic
10-26-2011, 07:51 PM
Wait'll ya read what the doll DOES to Brad when it catches him!

"Ma ma!"

srboone
10-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Sold!!! I'm going to order it right now!!!

peteOcha
10-26-2011, 08:11 PM
Now I'm confused... The doll or the book?? :confused:

:D

srboone
10-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Brad!!!

peteOcha
10-26-2011, 08:14 PM
I heard there's a waiting list...

Dan Hocker
10-26-2011, 08:15 PM
You guys are killing me, it's hard to not bust out laughing while reading this thread progression and have everyone here look at me funny (not that it would be the first time).

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Wait'll ya read what the doll DOES to Brad when it catches him!

"Ma ma!"

If they promise me some illustrations from Glenn Chadbourne, *maybe* we can find out!!!! LOL!!

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 08:21 PM
Apologies to the CD gods for derailing this thread!!! LOL!!

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 08:21 PM
I heard there's a waiting list...

For me or the book?? ;)

peteOcha
10-26-2011, 08:31 PM
For me or the book?? ;)

Oh don't be so modest, you know its for you! :)

srboone
10-26-2011, 08:34 PM
How did this get started? I got started by cracking open a bottle of Chardonnay for lunch (Wednesdays and Thursdays are my days off.)

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 08:35 PM
CD's cover art. It's their fault!!!

bookworm 1
10-26-2011, 08:53 PM
I will try to get things back to the book but it is hard.CDCC members got a coupon.Now I don't know if my discount was for the book or Brad.Please Help.

Dan Hocker
10-26-2011, 08:59 PM
I will try to get things back to the book but it is hard.CDCC members got a coupon.Now I don't know if my discount was for the book or Brad.Please Help.

The book, Brad is sold separately.

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 09:03 PM
The book, Brad is sold separately.

On a good day, your Brad will be in a limited hard cover edition, but soft cover can happen to ANY book.

srboone
10-26-2011, 09:07 PM
On a good day, your Brad will be in a limited hard cover edition, but soft cover can happen to ANY book.

1338

bsaenz24
10-26-2011, 09:16 PM
Hey, I was fine with the Doll, but I draw the line on monkeys!!!

Antmusic
10-26-2011, 10:13 PM
Is this the proper TOC (in random order)?

And His Letters Grew Colder
The Doll
The Happy Valley
East Wind
The Limpit
Piccadilly
Mazie
A Difference in Temperament
Week-End
Brad Gets Humped by a Scary Sex Doll and Two Monkeys (not included...but may become an online exclusive by a different author)
Nothing Hurts for Long
And Now To God The Father
Frustration
Time Cat

I was looking all over and pulled these titles from some reviews.

bookworm 1
10-26-2011, 10:53 PM
Really looking forward to this dispite what this thread has turned into.:)

Ben Staad
10-26-2011, 11:56 PM
I feel like such a dunce because I have no idea who this is...I guess I will look the author up!

P.S. I guess I'm a dummy :confused:

Martin
10-27-2011, 02:22 AM
Not a dummy but probably not a big Hitchcock fan, She wrote Rebecca, The Birds, and Jamaica Inn all of which have been made into movies by Alfred Hitchcock. I have not read much of her work but what I have read I have enjoyed.
I feel like such a dunce because I have no idea who this is...I guess I will look the author up!

P.S. I guess I'm a dummy :confused:

Ben Staad
10-27-2011, 02:33 AM
Not a dummy but probably not a big Hitchcock fan, She wrote Rebecca, The Birds, and Jamaica Inn all of which have been made into movies by Alfred Hitchcock. I have not read much of her work but what I have read I have enjoyed.

I loved the movie The Birds but I've never heard of the other one's. I'm guessing I need to find these movies somewhere and check out the library. Thanks for the reply.

Martin
10-27-2011, 03:17 AM
I recommend Rebecca, both the book and the movie. If I remember correctly it won an academy award for best picture.
I loved the movie The Birds but I've never heard of the other one's. I'm guessing I need to find these movies somewhere and check out the library. Thanks for the reply.

Ben Staad
10-27-2011, 03:21 AM
I recommend Rebecca, both the book and the movie. If I remember correctly it won an academy award for best picture.

O! Now you're just trying to make me feel stupid ;)

bsaenz24
10-27-2011, 03:34 AM
Brad Gets Humped by a Scary Sex Doll and Two Monkeys (not included...but may become an online exclusive by a different author)


Sounds like a future CD chapbook. Or maybe a "chaps" book (leather edition of course) !!! LOL!!

Martin
10-27-2011, 03:35 AM
I had to double check because I was not sure. It did win for best picture and best Cinematography but it was 1941. If I had not read the book and watched the movie there is no way I would have remembered it.
O! Now you're just trying to make me feel stupid ;)

Brian James Freeman
10-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Hey, a TOC would be helpful:

East Wind
The Doll
And Now to God the Father
A Difference in Temperament
Frustration
Piccadilly
Tame Cat
Mazie
Nothing Hurts for Long
Week-End
The Happy Valley
And His Letters Grew Colder
The Limpet

frik51
10-27-2011, 03:39 PM
I recommend Rebecca, both the book and the movie. If I remember correctly it won an academy award for best picture.

You remember correctly.
Incredible as it may seem (to me, at least), Sir Alfred never won an Academy Award for best director.
Don't best picture and best director go hand-in-hand?
Guess not.

sk

Dan Hocker
10-27-2011, 03:44 PM
You remember correctly.
Incredible as it may seem (to me, at least), Sir Alfred never won an Academy Award for best director.
Don't best picture and best director go hand-in-hand?
Guess not.

sk

You would normally think so. I just looked it up, and John Ford won best director for The Grapes of Wrath that year.

Dan Hocker
10-27-2011, 06:19 PM
USA Today Article:

http://books.usatoday.com/bookbuzz/post/2011-10-26/daphne-du-maurier-short-story-collection-a-limited-edition/558150/1

Martin
10-27-2011, 08:27 PM
Nice article in USA Today!

bookworm 1
10-27-2011, 08:31 PM
Good article.You guys do deserve more praise for your work.Only draw back is it does make it harder for us long time CD junkies to get our fix.

srboone
10-27-2011, 08:33 PM
There was also a front page article intoday's USA Today about how publishers are printing books with curse words in the titles and they are really selling!

Martin
10-27-2011, 08:44 PM
I bet they are not selling at Wal Mart. I am guessing they will not stock them.
There was also a front page article intoday's USA Today about how publishers are printing books with curse words in the titles and they are really selling!

darkdiscoveries
10-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Not a dummy but probably not a big Hitchcock fan, She wrote Rebecca, The Birds, and Jamaica Inn all of which have been made into movies by Alfred Hitchcock. I have not read much of her work but what I have read I have enjoyed.

Besides Hitchock's strong adaptations, du Maurier also wrote the Novella "Don't Look Now" which was made into an excellent movie with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the early Seventies.

Great to see CD putting this one out! It's long been a tough collection to find of hers and she's an excellent writer. I'd also recommend both the collections KISS ME AGAIN STRANGER and DON'T LOOK NOW.

- James
http://darkdiscoveries.com

Antmusic
10-29-2011, 04:40 AM
"Don't Look Now" made me hate red raincoats and short women... Okay, I love short women, but red macs are from the devil!

srboone
11-22-2011, 04:17 AM
Great newsd, Brian. It's definitely gonna be a happy new year with all these books rolling out!
;)

Hedda Gabler
02-18-2012, 12:13 AM
Any update on this?

Rebecca is a fantastic book. Anyone who hasn't read this book, should. Now.

Brian James Freeman
02-18-2012, 12:19 AM
Any update on this?

Rebecca is a fantastic book. Anyone who hasn't read this book, should. Now.

Books are done will be shipping to us from the printer as soon as we're a little more caught-up on all of the big shipments that came in this month!

Brian

RJK1981
02-18-2012, 03:22 AM
Wasn't sure if I was gonna get this one or not but decided to order it yesterday with the 50% off coupon we were given

Blu Gilliand
02-22-2012, 08:48 PM
I've got a short review of The Doll (http://tinyurl.com/76vsxd7) up at October Country. Nice little collection, and actually the first work of hers that I've read. I've got a copy of Rebecca that I'm looking forward to getting to one of these days...

Blu

Hedda Gabler
02-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Nice review, can't wait.

srboone
03-02-2012, 07:30 PM
March is going to a fine month with this and The Mailman! Probably won't get to the ARC before it gets here.

Brian James Freeman
03-09-2012, 07:22 PM
This one should be here next week!

Brian

bookworm 1
03-09-2012, 07:59 PM
Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan Hocker
03-13-2012, 04:32 PM
This one's shipping out now. All the customer orders should be out the door tomorrow morning when the USPS picks up.

srboone
03-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Outstanding!

Martin
03-13-2012, 09:27 PM
Shipping notice received!

srboone
03-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Same here!

Hedda Gabler
03-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Me too. Hurry, hurry, hurry! (Like I don't have a pile o' books to read.)

srboone
03-13-2012, 10:56 PM
End of day on Thursday!

bookworm 1
03-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Got my notice too!!!!!!

srboone
03-15-2012, 06:34 PM
UPS must have a light day today. "End of Day" usually means between 5 and 8 pm. But package was waiting for mme when I awoke at 1 pm.! yay!

Martin
03-15-2012, 09:06 PM
Mine is not even scheduled to be here until the 22nd.
UPS must have a light day today. "End of Day" usually means between 5 and 8 pm. But package was waiting for mme when I awoke at 1 pm.! yay!

srboone
03-15-2012, 09:10 PM
I find that wilth a lot of carriers, either really close or really distant take a lo-o-o-ng time to get here, but Kansas City is just about right. An order by UPS from CD take about 2 days to get here, but a UPS order from Overland Park KS (40 miles from my home) takes a week!

Dan Hocker
03-15-2012, 09:26 PM
That's really weird. UPS's ship times are pretty consistent for us. Basically as long as it isn't a really rural delivery area, any state bordering MD plus New Jersey and most of New York are 1 day points. Then just about everything else to the East of the Missipi is a 2 day point, with the exception of maybe Florida. Outside that I'm not really sure where the 3 day and 4 day points are. I know Colorado is a 4 day point and I know the states on the west coast are typically 5 day points with UPS.

bookworm 1
03-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Thanks Dan.I think we get the point.:o
That's really weird. UPS's ship times are pretty consistent for us. Basically as long as it isn't a really rural delivery area, any state bordering MD plus New Jersey and most of New York are 1 day points. Then just about everything else to the East of the Missipi is a 2 day point, with the exception of maybe Florida. Outside that I'm not really sure where the 3 day and 4 day points are. I know Colorado is a 4 day point and I know the states on the west coast are typically 5 day points with UPS.

srboone
03-15-2012, 09:48 PM
Well, there's 3 UPS dropoffs in KC. When I gets shipped locally, it gets bounced to all three of them; sometimes, it even misses the truck and gets delayed in kc, to go to another point in...kc. But I've only ordered one item from a local storefront and it may have been an isolated incident.

Hedda Gabler
03-15-2012, 10:10 PM
And then there are people like me who live in the covered wagon era where somewhere along the delivery way, the delivery person is reading my books. I'm sure of it.

srboone
03-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Passes time on the pony express, Hedda.;)

Martin
03-15-2012, 10:47 PM
"Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!"
And then there are people like me who live in the covered wagon era where somewhere along the delivery way, the delivery person is reading my books. I'm sure of it.

Hedda Gabler
03-16-2012, 12:47 AM
That's exactly how I feel sometimes, Martin.

And I wouldn't mind the Pony Express riders reading my stuff srb, but all that horse hair in the pages really ticks me off.

RJK1981
03-16-2012, 01:07 AM
Mine is expected the 21st though I won't be home yet

Hedda Gabler
03-16-2012, 04:15 AM
Mine is due the 22nd. Right now, it's sitting in Greensboro, NC --which is where my last book sat for a week! Somebody in Greensboro loves Cemetery Dance. ;)

Antmusic
03-16-2012, 05:13 AM
Someone over on Shocklines asked if it was signed. That made me giggle.

sunnyckf
03-16-2012, 07:43 AM
Someone over on Shocklines asked if it was signed. That made me giggle.

That would make it EXTREMELY VALUABLE. It's not everyday that you can have a book signed by a dearly departed writer. Makes for a good horror story :rolleyes:

sunnyckf
03-16-2012, 07:45 AM
Also, could anyone who will be receiving their copy post their views on the stories within. Still on the fence about this one. Sheesh. CD is really a new-found source for burning holes in my pockets, not that I regret it mind you.

bookworm 1
03-19-2012, 05:46 PM
Got mine today another master piece CD.Will we be seeing more trade editions by this author or was this just a one time deal.Just asking because I have enjoyed the stories I read and would like to purchase more from her.If CD is doing more I will wait on future purchases.

Martin
03-21-2012, 04:16 AM
Received my copy today. Another beautiful book from the folks at CD.

Hedda Gabler
03-21-2012, 06:10 AM
Oh my gosh, I got mine today and it wasn't due until the 22nd.