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The Borribles – pointy eared class warfare in South London

 A couple of months ago Londonist website ran a poll to choose the best London novel of all time.  I’d heard of most of the top ten and had even read a few of them, but I was taken by surprise … Continue reading

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Under the weather: fog’s particular contribution to London art (and soup) in the late nineteenth century.

London exploded in size in the nineteenth century. In 1801 it had just over 1 million inhabitants. By 1901 the population had reached 6.5 million with the rate of growth accelerating as the century ran its course (a full 1 … Continue reading

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