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Where did publishers get the idea that kids are into collectable monsters, fight to the death survival games, or wizards flying around playing magic competitive sport. Don’t they realise that the day to day life of the customs officer, offers all the excitement a child needs to develop healthily?

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In this Ladybird book from 1972, we follow the bold customs officer as he reports beached whales, shops blokes with watches on the inside of their overcoats (not even joking) and shines his torch everywhere from the boiler room to the crows nest.

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