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New Year gifting and Magical Elves

How’s the Christmas shopping going? Everything wrapped and labelled (I don’t understand you people, I really don’t)? Only just beginning to think about it? How about a poetry book? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, our lovely NLP pamphlets and collections make fantastic presents, and I highly recommend that you take a look around the NLP shop and get your orders in soon.

mostSpeaking of orders, we are shortly to welcome a new addition to the NLP family, in the form of John Osborne’s debut collection Most People Aren’t That Happy, Anyway, which is available for pre-order on the NLP website.

John Osborne is one of NLP’s most published authors, having two pamphlets to his name as well as the above collection. He is also the author of three non-fiction books, is a regular at such festivals as Glastonbury, Latitude and Port Eliot, and enjoyed a sell-out run of his debut show John Peel’s Shed at the Edinburgh Festival.

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee that your copies of People Aren’t That Happy, Anyway will reach you by Christmas, but they will make a beautiful New Years gift to someone special. What do you mean you’ve never heard of the tradition of buying people poetry books as a New Year gift? It’s a thing, poetry fans, honest.

In other news, it’s December 9th, and I’ve already listened to every Christmas song as many times as I need to, which is pretty impressive, seeing as most shops and radio stations observe the unwritten rule of the universe that playing Christmas music before the beginning of December is kind of lame. Quota exceeded in nine days, world. Good work. The only song I’ve not heard too many times appears to be this one. I’m going to make some tea now and watch it again while eating some more Magical Elves. 3 for 50p in the Co-op. I’m just saying.