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Christopher Fowler
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It often seems to me that despite its great age, London has few old 'ordinary' houses; only the grand mansions survive. We want history to be about paupers and prostitutes, or kings and crowns. What about those in the middle? The London author and historian Gillian Tindall is concerned with ordinary people, and their lives shine through her delightful biography of a London house, 'The House By The…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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It's all about opening a window to the past. As cities change they shed their pasts. This was never London's problem because past and present have always existed together in an ever-changing collision of styles and tastes. One senses that this is now coming to an end as international corporate architecture flattens life from the metropolis. And yet. Dennis Severs (he of the celebrated house in…
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