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Christopher Fowler
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What's this all about, then? A boat sticking out of a wall? That's the first puzzle you encounter on entering St Magnus the Martyr. It's just another research day in London. I was heading to a specific London location to see something few people bother checking out. Who, I wonder, is still interested in the city's history? 'London is like a railway junction; it has no true life of its own,' says…
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Christopher Fowler
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It's cold and sunny, so another morning of research takes me through the Square Mile, where several nasty shocks await. First, all around Bishopsgate are vast holes where entire city blocks have been razed, ready to have Tokyo-style skyscrapers dropped in. I hope they keep the alleyways and ginnels that ran between so many of them. Next, the courtyard of the Royal Exchange has been turned into a…
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