Today the shipping notice arrived via email:
Amazon.co.uk items (Sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L.):
1 La saga Vorkosigan, Tome 1... £10.65
Shipped via Deutsche Post DHL (estimated arrival date: March 10, 2010).
So, is it being shipped from Germany, or is Deutsche Post DHL doing business in the UK? Or perhaps in France--maybe Amazon UK is ordering from the French publisher and having them ship directly to the customer.
In any case, I found the dispatch of a French publication, by a firm in England, via a German shipper....amusing. And neat.