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Offline Angela B

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Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« on: July 25, 2019, 02:20:02 AM »
I am very excited to tell you about my new book, Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival.
I think its my best book yet, combining the beauty of Bimini Glass with the human interest story of Fritz Lampl and his family of artists who had to flee from the Nazis in Austria. They faced many traumas both in Austria and after they set up Bimini Glass in London during the war.
My co-author for this book is Raymond Berger, nephew of Fritz Lampl, and together we have spent the past 20 years researching the Bimini story and gathering pictures of Bimini glass. The book is a good read as well as a reference guide. And we do hope you enjoy it.

You can obtain it free for five days from July 30th to midnight on Saturday August 3rd. There's also a paperback book which you can buy from Amazon for only 16 pounds.

Please get your free copy. The book is entered for an Amazon storyteller competition and if we get enough good reviews it might be selected for making into a film.
I do hope you enjoy reading it.
Angela
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Re: Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 09:32:53 PM »
Does it work if we order it from other Amazons (i.e. Amazon.ca, 'cuz I'm in Canada).

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Re: Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 09:26:12 AM »
Yes it is supposed to work on any of the Amazon sites including Canada and Amazon.com
The link for Amazon Canada is https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VK9M2BC
I do hope you enjoy reading it.
Best wishes
Angela

The link for Amazon Australia is https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07VK9M2BC
From: Angela Bowey
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New Zealand Glass book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BT0ND3Q
London Lampworkers book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BHRQS9W
Bagley Glass book - http://www.glass-time.com/orderbagleyglassbook.html
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Re: Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 10:55:11 PM »
Two more days to download this for free, don't miss it!
Cheers! Anne, da tekniqual wizzerd
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Bimini Glass difficulties with reviews
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 06:17:35 AM »
Some people who have read the Bimini Glass book have found they can't upload their review of the book because Amazon told them they needed to have spent $50 in the past something months before they can write a review. That doesn't apply to books you have bought or downloaded free. Just go to the very last page of the book (past all the pictures and text about my other books) and slide past that page to the next page, which should say "Before you go....." and then invites you to review the book.
I know that will work if you are reading on a Kindle or on a laptop with a touch screen. I think it will work on an ordinary PC. I hope that works for you.
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New Zealand Glass book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BT0ND3Q
London Lampworkers book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BHRQS9W
Bagley Glass book - http://www.glass-time.com/orderbagleyglassbook.html
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Re: Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 01:43:28 PM »
Hello Angela,

I really wanted to leave a review, as I thoroughly enjoyed your book.  I use a laptop and read your book on kindle cloud reader but, although it said there were 1435 "locations", it finished at location 1434 for Bagley glass, and refused to let me see 1435 where I suspect there would have been a link to review.

So for you, and any GMB members yet to read your book, my review.

I found the juxtaposition between the dark history of the 1930/40s, and the light, delicate, often whimsical glass produced by Bimini Glass, very poignant.  Although this is very much a history book, being centred on the story of a small group of family and friends made it as accessible as a novel. It was a priviledge to see so many clear and varied photographs of pieces from private collections with such good provenance.  As a glass collector, I feel I have a great deal more confidence in identifying potential Bimini or Orplid pieces, and I cannot wait to go through my collection of unresearched buttons to see if there are any flowerpot backstamps!

Angela, thank you for making your excellent book available in this way, what a labour of love.

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Cat

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Re: Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival - free copies
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 04:53:21 PM »
Thank you so much for your review. When we get a review like this it makes it all worthwhile. I will send a copy to my co-author Raymond. I'm also copying your review onto the Amazon page.

 I think others have had a problem putting their review on Amazon; my sincere thanks to all those who tried!  :(
Best wishes
Angela
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Bagley Glass book - http://www.glass-time.com/orderbagleyglassbook.html
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