It was a thrill yesterday to receive three books, from John my brother as a birthday present. They had been bought - a first - from the Amazon Wishlist that I display on the bottom left of the blog homepage. I was was pretty surprised this morning though, to see that the volumes in question - Terry Jones' Barbarians, The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred, and The Force of Reason - are still being displayed.
At first I thought this must be some sort of Amazon screw up, or maybe a mistake that I had made in compiling the list, but no, the books do not show up on the wish list when it is displayed on on Amazon itself.
I use a tool called Amazonbox from Edazzle to display the list, so the persistence problem must lie there. I've emailed them to see if they can explain it: I've still got a strong feeling it might be a mistake of mine.
In the meantime, can my hordes of admirers note that I have now got the books in question so I don't need any more copies. I only started displaying the wishlist as a way of keeping track of books in which I might be interested, but if other people want to use it who am I to argue?