Quite safe.

Actually, for Kate, there's nothing like reading the book instead of

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--- You wrote:
why a woman needs 500 pounds
--- end of quote ---

I think I am safe in asserting on Nancy's behalf that the pounds of which
she speaks are the English units of currency...