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Old 28-01-2003, 09:58 PM
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Default OT ~ Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Nedra wrote Is written British/English that much different from

Not too much is different in the British edition.
Mainly words and punctuation. Mainly nostalgia for me ;-)
Pitch for field
Jumper for sweater
Single quote marks for speech
No period after Mrs.
Hallowe'en for Halloween....

The biggest change was that Scholastic changed the title of the first book. The
original title was 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and it was
changed to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' as they felt American
children would be turned off by the word Philosopher..... harrumph!
The JR Rowling said later she should have refused to let them change it but at
the time she was so
thrilled and flummoxed to have her book do so well she didn't want to be
difficult about it ;-)