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Riceyman Steps
Riceyman Steps is a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London run by the miserly Henry Earlforward. Violet Arb, a widow who also has a shop nearby, comes to buy a cookbook from him, but then decides not to as she thinks the prices he is asking are too high. In spite of this they fall in love and marry. But he is irritated at the amount of money she plans to spend on the wedding, and once they are husband and wife he fears she will go throu...