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Appreciation, or How Princess Charlotte Saved My Life

If this were Regency times, I wouldn’t be putting my thoughts into writing today. Given the medical misfortunes I’ve suffered recently, I would be dead. Sobering, right? Let me tell you, right now my appreciation for a certain Regency doctor … Continue reading

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Winter in London, or All the Town’s a Slide

“All the town’s a slide, And all the men and women merely skaters,” rhymes PUNCH in 1850 (with a nod towards the Bard), and indeed, 19th-century Londoners were keen skaters: when during a strong frost in January 1850 all the … Continue reading

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