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The Survival of the Coolest
The Survival of the Coolest


The Colours of Infinity
The Colours of Infinity


Blowing The Blues
Blowing The Blues


Period Piece
Period Piece


Virginia Woolf and the Raverats
Virginia Woolf and the Raverats


The Divine Romance
The Divine Romance


The Gospel of Jesus
The Gospel of Jesus


The Odes of Solomon
The Odes of Solomon


The Prodigal Soul
The Prodigal Soul


The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs


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Dispatch Pledge
We will dispatch any order from our warehouse within 10 days of receiving it, providing the item is in stock. Usually less, but definitely within 10 days.
When your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email to tell you this. Within the UK, this means that you should receive your book according to the Royal Mail's pledges (within 2 days). For overseas customers, you should receive your book within three weeks of this email. Usually less, but definitely within three weeks.
This means that all UK orders should be received by you within 10 days. Again, usually less, but definitely within 12 days. All overseas orders should be received by you within 30 days. All UK orders will be sent via Royal Mail, and all overseas orders will be sent airmail, via our specialist shippers. This may not be the fastest way to send you your books, but it's free to you, under our generous dispatch policy.
If you haven't received an email confirming dispatch within 7 days, please contact us on [email protected].
If you've received an email confirming dispatch, but haven't received your books within the stated time, we would ask that you wait a further five days before contacting us. Our freight handlers pledge to deliver within a maximum of 21 days, but sometimes things do go wrong, so we ask you to bear with us a short time longer to make sure.
If by then you still haven't received your books, then please do contact us, and we will chase your order on your behalf.

Customs Information
Customs forms have to be supplied by us for all packages sent internationally. They list the value of your order's contents as well as a description of the items contained within the package.
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Customs policies vary widely from country to country and you may want to contact your local customs office for further information.

Returns and Cancellations
If for any reason you want to cancel your order, you can do so within seven days of receiving the books. You must return the books to us in their original, undamaged condition, and we will refund your credit card within 30 days of receiving the books in a satisfactory condition. Please contact us by email to let us know you are returning the books - this will help to speed the process.
If we've made a mistake with your order - sent the wrong book, we promise to deal with your complaint quickly and fairly. Email us with your complaint on [email protected] and we pledge to get back to you within two working days. In our reply, we will set out a likely timescale of resolving the problem and pledge to keep you informed. It helps us if you can be as specific as possible about your complaint.

Submissions Policy
Clear Press prefers to receive proposals and manuscripts through agents, but will consider submissions direct from authors under the following strict provisos - any submissions not meeting these conditions will not be looked at or even answered. If you do want an answer always include a stamped addressed envelope.
In the first instance, all submissions should simply consist of a ONE page synopsis and the FIRST chapter of the book. No more than that! Any more and we cannot guarantee to look at it, let alone respond. If what you send tickles our fancy, we will ask for more. If not, we'll send it back. Submissions by email ([email protected]) might be looked at, but we can make no guarantees - if you want an answer send your one page synopsis and first chapter by post to:

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It looks wonderful and I can see that I shall enjoy reading it. The illustrations are especially good. Warmest Congratulations!
Professor S D Keynes

Woolf & the Raverats arrived today in fine condition. We are very pleased with it and look forward to reading the lovely type on fine paper.
Jim Bishop

It's a fascinating and, of course, unique book.
Peter Kettle

The publication of these letters in one volume brings into focus an unusually compassionate aspect of Virginia Woolf. Jacques Raverat's lucid, unsentimental letters to Woolf are dictated to his wife, the artist Gwen, as he is dying in France. Very moving, they are a compelling read.
(Henrietta Garnett, great niece of Virginia Woolf and author of Family Skeletons)
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