Harper Collins UK has gathered all 12 books and 20 short stories in this massive, 4000-plus page tome. The 500 copy, limited edition book features hand sewn signatures, Winton leather casing, and four silk ribbon place holders. Also included is a map of St. Mary Mead based on Christie's description from The Body in the Library. Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth and a die hard Christie fan, adds the introduction. And, all this for a mere £ 1000.00 which, at the current rate of exchange, is $1571.50.
All well and good, but how the heck do you read it? On your lap? I've no idea what it actually weighs, but 4000 pages of leather bound parchment seems a tad unwieldy. Did I mention it's housed in its own specially made wooden box which must only add to the tonnage? Not to be overtly stereotypical, but the thought of the average Christie fan - imagine Agatha herself if you will - lugging around this volume is borderline comedic.
Any interest in adding this behemoth to your library, or I guess it could be your library?
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