Your chance to discover a unique, previously unknown piece of Machen's wonderful shocker The Three Impostors. Later this year, FoAM will publish in Faunus a selection of letters between Machen and his publisher John Lane. They include the revelation that Lane insisted on the removal of one word from the very last page of the book. Only three members of FoAM know what that word is.
One lucky member will become the proud owner of a sealed envelope in a limited edition of one containing a page with the banned word, and learn its dread secret months before anyone else. This will therefore be a very rare and unusual Machen first edition. To be that member, all you have to do is bid successfully for it! You can either send an email with your secret bid to Mark Valentine at lostclub@btopenworl d.com by 28 February 2007, or bid for it at the book auction at the AGM on 3 March. The winner will be the highest of any postal or personal bid. Proceeds will go to FoAM funds, and please note you are pledging a donation of the sum you specify in return for the word in the limited edition sealed envelope. You will be asked not to divulge the word to anyone else before Faunus publication, on pain of enjoying the ministrations of the minions of Dr Lipsius !