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From Peter Morris: When Arthur Brisbane was about to complete fifty years of journalism, Mr Hearst, his employer, urged him to take a six month vacation with pay. This magnanimous offer Brisbane refused to accept, saying there were two reasons for his doing so. ‘The first reason,’ he said, ‘is that if I quit writing […]

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Edition #25

Your holiday quiz The Archive on this website is already becoming uneconomical to maintain, so enjoy it while it lasts. There’s nothing on TV between the holidays, so why not use the Archive to take a stroll down Memory Lane? Or even Chancery Lane? Here’s a prompt, by way of a quiz. All the answers […]

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Edition #24

Christmas past and a Christmas present Our Letters Page this week has Ken Ashton on quotes and headlines, Edward Playfair on Ian Levack, and Rosalie Macrae and Howard Reynolds remembering Shelley. Here on this page, HARRY PUGH reports on a Christmas surfeit of sausage in the Crown & Kettle, while IAN SKIDMORE recalls a total […]