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SHOPFRONT ELEGY – THE BOOK

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Formerly: a book about disappearing London

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With photos by Vici MacDonald and poems by Tamar Yoseloff, Formerly is a beautiful little chapbook which is just £8.00 online – find out more here

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Nursery Thyme: Culinary mixed metaphor for a baby-blue kids' shop. Sunderland, 2013

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