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I am on holiday until 17th November so if you would like to order books, I will not be able to post them out until 19th November. It just may be quicker (but I am not in control!) for you to order from The Book Depository and as a bonus, they offer free postage worldwide! They do have to order in from a wholesaler, so the process is slower than when I am sitting here, eager with envelopes, tape, labels and stamps but I do need a break once in a while! Catheryn

A wonderful article in Saveur, on Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray

Turn your back for a few hours, and you will miss the ripening fruit in your garden. So keep on top of cooking it with our English Kitchen books. Use the drop down menu English Kitchen, and enjoy deciding which you would like. They make perfect gifts also.

Our food history magazine which comes out 3 times a year is called Petits Propos Culinaires, or PPC. PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 112, due November 2018, a little later than last years final issue, for which we apologise. To subscribe, use the link above. PPC 111 has been sent out!

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Tom Jaine can be contacted on editorial content for PPC on

 If you like hearing authors talking about their books, have a listen to Di Murrell:

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 are a trade customer, you can download this list of our titles: list2017 .




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