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2 January 2018


Happy New Year to every reader of the Post. We hope you all had a glorious holiday season. One of the nicest presents we received at Persephone Books was a sprig of  Wintersweet with its incredible scent (to be found in the shop for the next two three days until it fades away). So this week on the Post: plants with a delicious smell at this time of year – since there is nothing better (apart from a good book) to cheer up the dark (literally) days of January.We have now treated ourselves to a Wintersweet for £12.99 (from Crocus), which doesn’t seem a fortune, in fact it’s the same price as a Persephone book, and since the sprig we were given came from a garden in Highbury, it will, we hope, flourish in any London garden.

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