Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF

8 October 2000

The Manager
Heffers Bookshop
20 Trinity Street
Cambridge

Dear Sir or Madam

As I am sure you are well aware, for the past few years you have been offering free diaries for students at the beginning of the academic year. Several of our members have taken advantage of this offer whilst buying their copy of "Winnie-The-Pooh".

You can probably imagine our horror, as we discovered that these diaries would now cost us 3. The dramatic repercussions of this have hit hard amongst the poorer students of the city. Personally, I have had to go through last year's diary with a pot of Tipp-Ex removing all the entries and altering the dates, but others are now begging on the streets without food or shelter, just because they did not have the funds to cover this.

We would therefore like to suggest that you reinstate your offer. Otherwise, you may force our members to shop elsewhere, causing a massive decline in the sales of books by A.A. Milne. However, if you should feel that offering free copies of "Winnie-The-Pooh", by the aforementioned Mr Milne, would be a better solution, we would consider it a reasonable compromise.

A representative would of course be welcome to attend one of our weekly meetings, held every Saturday of full term, should you wish to discuss this matter further.

Thank you for taking the trouble to read this letter in such times of hardship.

Yours faithfully



Owen Barritt
Foreign Secretary


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