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A busy time of year – A Persian Cookbook is in from the printers:, Damsons will be ready the 8th May, after the UK Bank Holiday, we had the London Book Fair, and then the Leeds Symposium on Food (in York). Great to see so many people, and the Leeds Symposium is a thriving, stimulating day of talks and a bring and share lunch.  It’s not expensive, takes place in historic York, and around 90 people take part so it is full of interesting people. Come along next year!

One of our books was the Google Doodle recently, celebrating Hannah Glasse, author of First Catch Your Hare: The Art of Cooking. Happy to wrap copies up for post Easter reading! Use the link to order.

If your thoughts turn to cosy internet shopping for books, we are ready with stock, envelopes and stamps, and Parcel Force for speedy overseas delivery. Please go ahead! We love to have orders and we do try to make payment easy. You now have a choice of payment options at the end of the check out process, Nochex, or Pay Pal which is the one to use for Amex. Go to this link for the full list of books to buy:

Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray – we have many copies in stock after reprinting. Recent articles include Tom Parker Bowles in the Daily Mail (April 2018) , and the Wall Street Journal (April 2018). It’s a book to have by your side through the spring and summer months.

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 111, due early May 2018. To subscribe, us the link above.

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Thank you, Jeremy Cherfas, for interviewing Di.

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:

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