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Willie Harcourt-Cooze interview: Spilling the beans

Come into my bean room." As an opening gambit, it might as well have come from the lips of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka as from Willie Harcourt-Cooze, or Wonky Willie as you might know him. But there's no psychedelic shapeshifting here, no lickable wallpaper or helpers of restricted growth bursting into song-and-dance routines. Harcourt-Cooze is inviting me into a brightly lit, windowless room, painted buttercup yellow. And it's stacked high with sacks of cacao beans.

 
 
 

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