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29 July 2017 9:00 am

Q. My children are very lucky in that we have bought them all flats. However, they are now renting out…

Sweeping away evidence: where in those calm, tile-floored 17th-century rooms can we even glimpse a spittoon? ‘Dutch Interior’ by Pieter Janssens Elinga

The history of the home – with the spittoons put back in

25 October 2014 9:00 am

In 1978, a family of Russian ‘Old Believers’ living in a supposedly uninhabited part of the Siberian taiga were discovered…

British empire? What British empire?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Here’s a tip for play-goers. When the curtain goes up on a garden, prepare for some feeble plotting. The glory…