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December! That means Christmas, and books are the easiest present. The best way to buy at this busy time of year is to email your list of books to me,, with your required delivery address. I can then check the books are all here neatly on my shelves, and work out the postage/courier charges if overseas. I can then send you a Pay Pal payment request for the exact amount and get to work packing and standing in line at the Post Office. Speed is always of the essence, and the sooner you order, the better.

PPC 107 is at the printers, but there is still time to renew or start a new subscription. Cut off is now 20th December 2016.

And, from Tom Parker Bowles in the Mail – a great recommendation for Caroline Conran:

‘By The Atlantic (Prospect Books £17.99), the latest gem from Caroline Conran.

Here, she gets stuck into the food of south west France and Basque country. A fine work, scented with wood smoke, paprika, goose fat and pig.’

There is only one Tom Jaine in this world. To listen to him on The Food Programme (broadcast on BBC Radio 4,  November 2014) you can download the Podcast indefinitely, here: If you would like, you can download a PDF of our current title list.


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