'Special editions'

<p>Last week, on the strength of the Channel 4 programme "Spitfire Pilot", we received an order from a regular customer for a copy of the featured pilot's autobiography: Bob Doe: Fighter Pilot, published by C C B Aviation Books. A member of staff phoned the company to place an order for one copy and paid by credit card.She was told that the only copies left were special editions, signed by the author, priced at &#163;30.The publisher informed us that he was doing so because he knew he "could make a killing".</p><p>When the book arrived it was a signed copy of the standard &#163;19.99 editio...

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