UnfortunateEvents.com Sept 2, 2014 15:44:13 GMT -5
Post by Dante on Sept 2, 2014 15:44:13 GMT -5
The U.A. actually came out years before 2007 in the U.K., though there was a reissue with a completely different cover in 2007, which subsequently became the standard edition, and I imagine that that's what misled you. As far as release date parity went in general, I think TGG was the first book to have a release date that was actually very close between the two countries, and only TPP and The End had simultaneous releases. (TBL was a mess; the U.K. was meant to get it two days early, but Egmont held it back at HarperCollins's request and so it ended up being several days late instead.) I get the U.K. release dates partly from memory and partly from looking up the original Egmont editions on Amazon.co.uk - but the original Egmont edition of the U.A. does appear to be extremely elusive, and I'm having trouble finding listings for it. Ah, here it is - August 2002, which I think was only a few months after the American release.