Recently I was invited to try out BooksPrice.com, a new site for comparing book prices across multiple suppliers on Internet. It has a 'UK Book Search' that covers some suppliers shipping from the UK and can be set to show shipping charges to continental Europe (and other regions) and the prices in euro.
My tryouts showed up an online UK book supplier I had not come across before - The Book Depository. They showed up nicely in several of my tests with low prices and free shipping, even to Europe. I am not sure what their business model is. Their mission is to make all books available to all. They have some deal with Amazon.co.uk.
Anyway, the inevitable happened. After coming up with so many tempting test hits, I eventually started putting books in my shopping basket on The Book Depository. So 'Blue Like Jazz' and 'How (not) to Speak of God' are on their way for a total price of GBP 13.38 and should arrive within 7 working days.
Lucy should be happy.