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Barry Report 12 Jan 2019 21:10

Hi don't know if any one can help me.
Trying to get old of a book from a library unfortunately my library dont have a copy {Bradford}and it is very expensive to buy.It is called We wunt be druv by Hugh Miller
its about the Royal Sussex Reg during ww1 i want it for my research.

Hope some one can help. Barry


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 12 Jan 2019 21:27

A seller on Amazon has a copy for £24.05 + £2.80 p&p. That seems to be the cheapest around. Click on the ‘see 5 all formats & editions’ then light blue £24.05.

You could probably read it within the British Library, but the cost for you to get there would be greater than the price of the book!


Barry Report 13 Jan 2019 22:26

thanks Detective but still a little expensive for me


greyghost Report 13 Jan 2019 22:29

Ask your library to check on their system if the book is held by any other library. Have done that several times locally.

If the book is held anywhere they should be able to get hold of it for you. Think it cost me a quid when it came from out of County, otherwise free.

Popular books come to you in turn if other people are after the same one and if others are after you in a queue, then I think you could only have it for a maximum of 2 sessions of ? 3 weeks at the time..


Andysmum Report 14 Jan 2019 14:45

Greyghost, I have done that on occasion, but if you check on World Catalogue (a great site which tells you where any book is) it says that there is only one copy in a library--in Stockholm!!! Which it tells me, helpfully, is 859 miles away.


ArgyllGran Report 14 Jan 2019 17:30

World Catalogue isn't foolproof, unfortunately.

I've just checked with the titles of two of the books I have on loan from my local library at present, and World Catalogue doesn't show either of them being there.

The library is on World Catalogue's list of libraries, and the books are on the library's own online catalogue.


Barry Report 14 Jan 2019 20:55

tried my local library for a search but said it would cost £8.00 with no guarantee that it would be found.