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When I was young there used to be (and for all I know may still be) a peculiar little chapbook held together with rusted staples that listed the calendar of England, predicting what your sheep would do, what your birth sign would reveal, lighting up times, tide-tables and so on. I recall that Old Moore's Almanack was also peppered with obscure events, rituals that included the Bubble Sermon, the…
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Christopher Fowler
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Terence Davies is one of arthouse-lovers' more demanding directors, from 'The House of Mirth' and 'The Deep Blue Sea', films in which literary forms are thrillingly re-interpreted, to 'The Long Day Closes', with its infamous minutes-long close-up of a piece of carpet (strangely moving). His films are restrained and nuanced. These days he struggles to find an audience. But Davies has the ability to…
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