There are subscriptions to arrange, presents to be wrapped, renewals to attend to and office puppies to be walked, so we’ll leave you in peace to read an extract from the new Slightly Foxed Edition: No. 40, When I Was a Little Boy, a charming and poignant memoir by the author of the well-loved children’s classic Emil & The Detectives, Erich Kästner.
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