Amazon has apologised for sending out some pre-ordered copies of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale.
And, to the annoyance of many Brexiteers, Amazon have also been found to have delivered all the benefits of Brexit to their Prime customers before the official delivery date.
Penguin Random House would not confirm how many copies of the book were sent, but The Guardian put the figure at 800.
The number who’ve received the benefits of Brexit is thought to be substantially less.
The lucky customers who wrongly received the book were overjoyed.
Whereas many of those who’d received the benefits of Brexit early were not so happy having received a very large box filled only with loose polystyrene packing chips.
“I feel like I won the lottery!” said one recipient of the The Testaments.
Likewise, there were some tweets from delighted recipients of the Brexit package. One hard Brexit advocate went on Twitter to proclaim his delight, pointing out that the chips were very filling if eaten. Another claimed they were delicious, being exactly like Wotsits but without the cheesy flavouring, giving all the lucky recipients an early experience of what a no-Deal Brexit would taste like.
Publisher Penguin Random House had instructed sellers to keep the much-anticipated sequel strictly under wraps until its release on 10 September.
Whereas a date for Brexit has yet to be confirmed leaving many other Brexit fans frustrated not knowing when, or even if, they’ll get it. Similarly, another frustrated Amazon Prime customer, who lives at Ten Downing Street, vented his rage over having yet to receive the General Election he’d ordered days ago. Amazon have blamed the late delivery on a confusion at a Westminster office and admitted that there was every possibility that it could be lost.