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It’s snowing in London, much of the UK and further afield! So if your thoughts turn to cosy internet shopping for book presents, we are ready with stock, envelopes and stamps, and Parcel Force for speedy overseas delivery. Please go ahead!

Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray – we have many copies in stock after reprinting, and here’s hoping for this wonderful book appearing beneath many Christmas trees.

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