Prudence & The Crow August 2015

Prudence and the Crow is a vintage book subscription box.  In each box you get a book, a book bag, a library card and treats.  The books are almost always 20 years old or older and are used books they pick up.  You can select from a few genres or you can choose random and see what you get.  There is a little survey to fill out to let them know what you like.  Subscriptions are 12 British Pounds a month plus 4 pounds shipping internationally.  You can also sign up for terms but there is no discount for that.  Boxes ship on the 13th of each month and mine took just over a month to reach me but it can be anywhere from 10 days and up.  I thought last month was my last but I must have cancelled after the months deadline and I got one more.

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Inside the outer cardboard mailer were these two envelopes.

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In the bigger one is the book inside it’s bag, two post cards and the library card letting me know this was book  for me.

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Inside the smaller one were my treats.  A teabag, a candy, paper umbrella, and two cancelled stamps.

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The book this month is Ironhand’s Daughter by David Gemmell.  This is book one of of the Hawk Queen series.  It is a novel set in Scotland about a group of people who are trying to regain their independence after a war.    It has some magic in it but seems to be the least scifi/fantasy novel I’ve received from them.  It is definitely one I would have picked up myself in a book store so I’m happy.  It was published in 1995 and had an original retail price of $5.99.

This box is about curation not value, however I still had to cancel.  I think it’s worth what I paid and I love books.  I am always happy to get new books and I have no issue with them being older novels.  The monthly option is still open right now if you want to sign up.  You can visit their website by clicking here.

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