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Book Event: the Phoenix of Persia

We are delighted to welcome Sally Pomme Clayton back to Persepolis for a very Persian story-telling/book launch. Her latest book – the Phoenix of Persia – is about our favourite avian dude, the Simorgh. The book is conspicuously for children but to be honest it is far too good to keep for the little guys.…

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Persepoloos

Mrs. Shopkeeper gets terrible loo envy. Whenever she is allowed out to other establishments (which is not very often, let’s face it), she can but stand and whimper as she espies their state of the art (albeit somewhat disdainful) squirty fragrance machines, smugly purring hand driers, sound-gobbling carpet, and the kind of tap activation technology…

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Happy Nowrooz 2019!

It’s that time of year again. The time when our shop fills with jolly Iranians and a whole load of apparently random things. We have, for your further pub quiz/crossword/general edification replicated our trusty guide to Nowrooz herebelow. Which should fully explain the random things. We are pretty much open as usual but we will…

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The Persepolis Christmas Feast 2018

Mavis was so pleased that she had opted to book the office Christmas party at Persepolis… The concept of feasting was pretty much invented in the Middle East by the courts of Shah Abbas and those opulent Ottoman dudes. If you combine this fact with the idea of meze – the relaxed sharing of multiple…

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