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A Mighty Dawn (Wanderer Chronicles 1) - Theodore Brun

A Mighty Dawn (Wanderer Chronicles 1) - Theodore Brun£35.00

Numbered and signed
first edition, first printing


Autumn - Ali Smith

Autumn - Ali Smith£16.99

Signed first edition,
first printing


The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride£18.99

Signed first edition,
first printing

UK and International Delivery Rates

UK delivery from as little as £2.24 a book*

When we started MSE Books, our aim was to provide good quality signed books at fair prices, delivered as safely and quickly as possible; in other words, great service.  Our aim remains the same today.

One consequence of our goal is that we may not always be the cheapest when it comes to delivery.  However, comments from our clients would suggest that knowing when an order will arrive and that it will arrive intact is worth any small extra cost.

So how do we set our rates?  Quite simply we research rates from the Royal Mail, and all other major couriers.  We get quotes based on the likely weight of the order, the size of the box it will ship in and its value (all delivery firms use these three factors to arrive at a price).  The result of all this research is what you pay is pretty much what it costs us.  (In the spirit of transparency, we do round some prices up but we also round some down to even things out.)

An extra benefit of our pricing comparison is that we have a far wider range of delivery services than most other booksellers.  This gives you control of delivery speed and cost; from economy to next day, the choice is yours.  *For instance, an order for 4 books delivered to a mainland UK address within 10 days by a fully insured and tracked service works out at just £2.24 for each book!

Cheaper still, you can get your books delivered FREE!  Your order will automatically qualify for free delivery if it reaches a certain value.  Check your country’s rates for details of this offer.  (For more info, see our Delivery & Returns Policy.)

To get the best out of our delivery service, please note the following:

  • The first thing you should do when you view your basket is select your country from the drop-down list.  Then the basket will only show the services available to you rather than all the other country’s rates and services.
  • For a number of reasons, four is the maximum number of books you can buy from us at any one time.  If you try to buy more than this, you’ll get an error warning and you’ll need to remove the extra books from your basket to go through the check out.
  • If you want to buy more than four books, please do get in touch and we’ll advise whether this is a possibility and get you a personalised quote.

As well as the UK, we deliver to 40 other countries.  To check if we send books to your country (and see our rates), click on one of the following regional links:

Go to:
United Kingdom Channel Islands European Union (EU)
Europe (non-EU) North America Australia / Oceania

United Kingdom

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £150 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Service: UK Standard 1-3 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £4.98 £9.60 £12.96 £13.98
Cost for each book £4.98 £4.80 £4.32 £3.50
Service: UK Economy 3-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £4.50 £7.50 £8.94 £8.94
Cost for each book £4.50 £3.75 £2.98 £2.24
Service: UK Next day / Named day
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £9.96 £12.54 £13.98 £14.94
Cost for each book £9.96 £6.27 £4.66 £3.74
Service: UK Saturday
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £13.50 £16.50 £29.94 £32.94
Cost for each book £13.50 £8.25 £9.98 £8.24
Service: UK Highlands & Islands Standard 3-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
2 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost1 £4.98 N/A2 N/A N/A
Cost for each book £4.98
Service: UK Highlands & Islands Economy 5-10 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
2 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost1 N/A2 £9.96 £10.98 £10.98
Cost for each book £4.98 £3.66 £2.75
Service: UK Highlands & Islands Expedited 1-3 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £9.96 £12.96 £22.98 £25.98
Cost for each book £9.96 £6.48 £7.66 £6.50

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Channel Islands

Please note that we only deliver to Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands.

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £175 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Service: Guernsey / Jersey Standard 1-3 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost £4.98 N/A1 N/A N/A
Cost for each book £4.98
Service: Guernsey / Jersey Next day
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £8.94 £10.98 £19.50 £21.96
Cost for each book £8.94 5.49 £6.50 £5.49
Service: Guernsey / Jersey Saturday
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £11.10 £13.50 £24.48 £27.00
Cost for each book £11.10 £6.75 £8.16 £6.75

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European Union (EU)

We deliver to the following 25 EU countries:

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £195 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Europe Union (EU) Economy 5-7 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
2 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost1 £15.72 N/A2 N/A N/A
Cost for each book £15.72
European Union (EU) Standard 2-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £19.50 £21.96 £22.98 £23.94
Cost for each book £19.50 £10.98 £7.66 £5.99
European Union (EU) Next day
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 Includes VAT at 20%
Total delivery cost1 £32.52 £34.98 £39.96 £44.94
Cost for each book £32.52 £17.49 £13.32 £11.24

We no longer offer the Royal Mail International Standard airmail service as cover is limited to £20 and delivery can take 10 or more working days.  Also, this is not a signed for service, yet we need a signature on delivery for us to meet PayPal’s seller protection terms.

However, if you order a book that costs less than £20 (excl. shipping) and it weighs less than 1kg (see the Book Facts tab), and you pay for it by credit card or debit card you can ask us to send it by airmail.

To do this, type “Please send by airmail” into the comment box at step 1 of the checkout process.  We’ll then refund to your card the difference between what you paid for delivery at the checkout and the airmail cost.  (Airmail to an EU country is £9.95 inc. VAT for any book and payment method that meets the criteria.)

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Europe (non-EU)

We deliver to the following 9 non-EU European countries:

Andorra, Gibraltar, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican City State

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £195 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Europe (non EU) Economy 5-8 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost £13.50 £21.50 £26.95 N/A1
Cost for each book £13.50 £10.75 £8.98
Europe (non EU) Standard 2-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £24.95 £26.95 £28.95 £29.95
Cost for each book £24.95 £13.48 £9.95 £7.49

We no longer offer the Royal Mail International Standard airmail service as cover is limited to £20 and delivery can take 10 or more working days.  Also, this is not a signed for service, yet we need a signature on delivery for us to meet PayPal’s seller protection terms.

However, if you order a book that costs less than £20 (excl. shipping) and it weighs less than 1kg (see the Book Facts tab), and you pay for it by credit card or debit card you can ask us to send it by airmail.

To do this, type “Please send by airmail” into the comment box at step 1 of the checkout process.  We’ll then refund to your card the difference between what you paid for delivery at the checkout and the airmail cost.  (Airmail to a non-EU European country is £8.50 for any book and payment method that meets the criteria.)

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North America

Please note that we only deliver to Canada and the USA in this region.

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £250 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Canada & USA Economy 8-10 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
1 If a column is marked N/A, another service offers better value in terms of price or speed
Total delivery cost £17.95 N/A1 N/A N/A
Cost for each book £17.95
Canada & USA Standard 2-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £26.95 £29.00 £36.00 £39.00
Cost for each book £26.95 £14.50 £12.00 £9.75
Canada & USA Expedited 1-2 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £35.95 £37.95 £46.00 £50.00
Cost for each book £35.95 £18.98 £15.33 £12.50

We no longer offer the Royal Mail International Standard airmail service as cover is limited to £20 and delivery can take 10 or more working days.  Also, this is not a signed for service, yet we need a signature on delivery for us to meet PayPal’s seller protection terms.

However, if you order a book that costs less than £20 (excl. shipping) and it weighs less than 1kg (see the Book Facts tab), and you pay for it by credit card or debit card you can ask us to send it by airmail.

To do this, type “Please send by airmail” into the comment box at step 1 of the checkout process.  We’ll then refund to your card the difference between what you paid for delivery at the checkout and the airmail cost.  (Airmail to Canada or the USA is £12.95 for any book and payment method that meets the criteria.)

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Australia / Oceania

Please note that we only deliver to Australia and New Zealand in this region.

For FREE delivery, add books to the value of £250 or more to your basket and our checkout system will remove the delivery charge. This is not a one-off offer and you don’t need a voucher or code to qualify.

Australia & New Zealand Economy 8-10 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £18.95 £32.50 £43.95 £55.00
Cost for each book £18.95 £16.25 £14.65 £13.75
Australia & New Zealand Standard 2-5 working days
№ of books in order 1 2 3 4
Total delivery cost £46.00 £48.00 £58.00 £63.00
Cost for each book £46.00 £24.00 £19.33 £15.75

We no longer offer the Royal Mail International Standard airmail service as cover is limited to £20 and delivery can take 10 or more working days.  Also, this is not a signed for service, yet we need a signature on delivery for us to meet PayPal’s seller protection terms.

However, if you order a book that costs less than £20 (excl. shipping) and it weighs less than 1kg (see the Book Facts tab), and you pay for it by credit card or debit card you can ask us to send it by airmail.

To do this, type “Please send by airmail” into the comment box at step 1 of the checkout process.  We’ll then refund to your card the difference between what you paid for delivery at the checkout and the airmail cost.  (Airmail to Australia or New Zealand is £13.95 for any book and payment method that meets the criteria.)

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