It is an offence to open mail belonging to other people. As a result I waited about six hours before opening the A4 letter addressed to Mr Cheng - Crockatt & Powell Booksellers.
It was a letter from Lambeth council informing Mr Cheng (who he?) that as of October 1st it will be "illegal for you to sell tobacco to a person who is under 18".
Lambeth Trading Standards will be ensuring compliance by carrying out random test purchases.
I look forward to the day some spotty kid comes in and tries to buy fags in what is quite obviously a bookshop.
"You're in the employ of Lambeth Council" I will cry.
"How did you know?" They will respond.
"Because only Lambeth Council are able to reach such heights of idiocy!" I will yell as I fling the poor kid across the street...