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The book is based on her popular, long-running column series in the Huffington Post about "forgotten-yet-delightful" traditions and fashions like hand-written thank you notes, hats for men, and food like star-gazey pie.
I now had the delightful opportunity of once more breathing my native air, viewing beautiful Mount Edgcumbe, revelling in clotted cream and potted pilchards, tickling my palate — as Quin used to do — with John-dories, conger eels, star-gazey and squab pies, cray-fish, and sometimes, but not very often — for my purse was only half-flood in consequence of my expenses whilst on shore at the “Tap” at Sheerness — I had a drive upon Dock.
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