This afternoon, among other things, I visited a used bookstore two and a half miles from my house; they always have interesting books, and I hadn’t been there in a few months. Of course I checked out the world history books, and found a big surprise – they had three copies of David Rohl’s book “The Lords of Avaris!”
Long-time readers will know that David Rohl, a British archaeologist, is my favorite author. I bought my copy of “The Lords of Avaris” five years ago, and reviewed it in this blog; check out my messages from February 19, 2007 and July 18, 2008 to read what I said about it.
What amazes me is how these three copies got to my part of Kentucky. They have never been published in the United States; I had to order mine from the British equivalent of Amazon, Amazon.co.uk. And while it wouldn’t be too surprising to find a copy in a big city on the coast, Kentucky is off the beaten path. Finally, the books are in mint condition, so I don’t think somebody donated his copies to the store after reading them. I paid $40 for my copy, and these are being offered for $7.99 each. What a deal!
Because I still have my copy, I don’t expect to be buying another one, unless I want to give it to a friend. Last year my pastor was working on bringing David Rohl to speak in our state, so I called and told him, in case he might want one. Of course they will be sold, if David does come to town.