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    THE MAN IN THE RED COAT

    The Man in the Red Coat was Dr Samuel Pozzi (1846-1918). In the English-speaking world he is mainly famous for having been painted in 1881, as 'Dr Pozzi at Home', in a long crimson dressing gown by John Singer Sargent. This arresting portrait – one of the best that Sargent ever painted - is now...
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    The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance,

    Review by Metellus Cimber II This review comes with a spoiler: The German Genius is not everyone's ideal holiday reading. It is as thick as War and Peace and requires the same level of concentration. It is a complete history of Germany from 1750 to the present day. The author's erudition is...
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    Vox Populi, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but were Afraid to Ask

    The title says it: almost everything that you might might want or need to know about classical antiquity is covered, or at least touched upon, here. Vox Populi represents value for money: a remarkable amount of information has been condensed into 277 pages, excluding the Appendices. At £12.99...
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    Australian senator defends wearing burka in parliament after backlash

    Looks like someones causing a lot of controversy, she's campaigning for the burka to be banned, "Pauline Hanson says wearing a burka is "not Australian" and tells people who want to wear one to "go back to an Islamic country", it also degrades security measures and poses an active threat...
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