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Christopher Fowler
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Prince Charles is not a man many urbanites would naturally agree with. For the past 30 years or so he has been discredited, dismissed and derided - from his ill-advised phone comments hacked by the press to various New Age whimsies and his 'monstrous carbuncle' comments on the Tate Gallery extension. But in the current rush to rebuild London in the style of one of those lesser-known Canadian or…
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Christopher Fowler
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Film, London & Observatory
Let's get a few things clear; I don't like national definitions because by nature they fall into cliche. For decades our idea of an American was a loud bloke in a ten-gallow hat. Now Americans think we're all like Russell Brand. My US book jackets all feature a Union Jack, a bowler hat (ever seen one of those on someone's head? Then you're over sixty) and Big Ben. And stereotypes are always out of…
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