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Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray – the reprint is in, in the UK! USA customers – you can buy through this site, but there is a postage charge as we send out from the UK. If you can wait, copies are on the boat to arrive in the USA 24th October, and another reprint is ordered to arrive 24th November. Due to the review in the New York Times 24th September of Adam Federman’s biography of Patience Gray, orders are high, but shipping takes time.

Food Worth Fighting For by Josh Sutton was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers ‘Food Book Award’. It has also been shortlisted for the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2017,  Culinary History.

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 PPC – new subscriptions will start with PPC 110. Issue 109, September 2017, is now sent out.

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