Actually, this is `not the same book with a different cover' at all, it is the hardback American version, set in the states. The point is not that the author or the publisher are trying to con you, it's that it shouldn't really be on sale in the UK, but only in the States. Or, if Amazon are going to sell it, then they need to state quite clearly somewhere that this is the American version, set in California and not in Surrey etc. It's what they'd do if it was a DVD for instance. It's still a great read though, (and works in all regions, but no subtitles )so I'm giving it 5 stars to balance the rather unfair one star it's got so far.