I have had three apologetic emails from Amazon, they have confirmed with HDN that they will deliver my books, and sent me £3, which I will spend on something small enough to go through the letter box.
Although I didn't have my books delivered to the next town (!) like poor Oreneta, I am still sufficiently peeved that I will not be ordering much from them in the future.
I am loving my iPod. I am putting music on it as I type this. I have listened to two episodes of the Newsquiz, and the gizmo that should enable me to listen to it in the car has also arrived.
So I shall go and play with my iPod now.