Re: RARA-AVIS: Good one, Dave

From: Patrick Kennedy (
Date: 04 May 2010

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    Much as I enjoy John D. McDonald's books, I still remain a pretty much unrepentant member of the "giz a lend o' that when you're finished with it, will ya?" school.


    ________________________________ From: Terry Sanford <> To: Sent: Tue, 4 May, 2010 19:28:16 Subject: RARA-AVIS: Good one, Dave

      Dave's comment reminded me of an old story. John D. McDonald, while traveling, wandered into a used book store and supposedly was appalled at all his books for sale there that wouldn't generate a penny of royalties to him. It is said that he grabbed a copy of one of his novels and wrote on the inside cover, "The last owner of this book had a terrible, contagious disease."Terry Sanford

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