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Christopher Fowler
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I live on a rubbish dump. My neighbourhood has been a lot of things in its 2,000-year history, from a battleground to a sacrificial site to a spa with pleasure gardens to a rubbish heap. The caption for this painting reads: 'View of the Great Dustheap, Kings's Cross, Battle Bridge, 1837, from the Maiden Lane. It was removed in 1848 to assist in rebuilding the city of Moscow, Russia.' Oh, and that…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
This is what 35 million quid (close to 60 million US dollars) buys you in London, a nice gaff in tasteful, dull St John's Wood that looks like a cross between a high school locker room and Josef Fritzel's dungeon. The key is that it overlooks Regent's Park, the prettiest park in London. At the other end of the scale, a pal of mine lives on Columbia Road and ten years ago bought his two-floor…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
I was in Columbia Road Flower Market yesterday. I have mates who live in the road itself, and wanted to pick up a bit of greenery and have a beer with them. Columbia Road began as a pathway along which sheep were driven to the slaughter- houses at Smithfield. It had several names over the centuries, but Columbia Road was named in honour of the heiress and philanthropist Angela Burdett Coutts, who…
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