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Unnamed soldiers: secret heroes, great causes, death and glory

  We all watched and maybe even loved stories of great heroes – kings, queens, generals – leading their armies to victory or glorious defeat. Each country or culture has its own such historical names that may have existed or not, and there are international names acknowledged and respected internationally. Nevertheless, we know about Caesar, […]

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Sometimes I Wish I Had Poetic Talent

Well… I was walking near one of the canals in Tottenham Hale towards the twilight (not that twilight, ugh, I can’t even use this word without sparkly cheesy connotations any more, bless you whatever-is-your-name-woman-who-invented-sparkly-vampires-sensitive-to-the-humans’-emotions) and it just felt … umm… like poetry. If you watched the video before reading this post, then, very good, if you […]

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The Penny Illustrated Paper: Cheap but Chic

For about half a century, Londoners were given the possibility to get a week’s worth of entertainment for only one dime. This was The Penny Illustrated Paper. Born in 1861 after the Repeal of Paper Duties act, and with slight name changes – but nothing important enough to alter its identity, it was one the […]

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Harlequin and the PIP Ep. 2: Preparing for Christmas

What did Londoners do to prepare for Christmas?

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