My sentiments exactly! I have a great interest in the mining history of
Devon and Cornwall, and Mike's website and postings on the List have
brought many fine books to my attention (and to my bookshelves). I
would otherwise not know about them here in the U.S., and would have
difficulty in ordering them.
Maine Geological Survey
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Subject: Re: Mining in a Medieval Landscape The Royal Silver Mines of
the Tamar Valley
One other point worth noting is that when Mike put a review of this book
these pages it was then circulated to the SGMRG members (twice
appropriately credited to being a review by Mike with his website
people could contact. This is something we have been doing for a while.
I do not know whether anyone purchased it from him as a result (or
anyone went direct) but had Mike not brought it to our attention it
not have been advertised as widely.
I always welcome Mike's reviews. They are not just a blatant advert for
services as although he (hopefully) gets something from it he has put
additional work into producing a review. Informing the list in this way
beneficial to everyone. Putting his contact details on the bottom is
appropriate - I hope if anyone else passes on his reviews they also put
contact details on.
The publisher benefits from more sales (& free advertising)
The mining history community benefit from knowing of the books
I can think of no other book seller that takes such a role in promoting
books that they sell
Keep them coming Mike