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23 September 2023

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The Globemakers: The Curious Story of an Ancient Craft Peter Bellerby

Bloomsbury, pp.240, 25

Despite the subtitle of this fascinating book, it soon turns into an account of how Peter Bellerby’s obsession eventually led to a considerable personal triumph. Unable to find a worthy 80th birthday present for his father, he set out to create a globe himself, which led him to found Bellerby & Co, ‘the only fully bespoke globemakers in the world’.

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