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A free “patriotic” book sent to schools to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee was mostly printed abroad because there was no UK publisher big enough to produce all 4.5 million copies. 

As first revealed by Schools Week, the Department for Education spent £12million commissioning the “unique gift” to every primary school child. 

British publisher DK was asked to ensure the book was “written with the aim of being inclusive, patriotic and ‘speaking to all children’ with regard to all regions of the UK,” according to the contract.

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