by Tim Atkin

Hammer and cycle

No one, as far as Michael Broadbent knows, has ever died in one of his auctions.  But in twenty years at the Christie’s rostrum, just about everything else seems to...

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by Peter Pharos

Letters from Monferrato

This was not the piece I was planning to write. This was meant to be my write-up of my visit to Monferrato, the Piedmont region usually left out of the...

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by Celia Bryan-Brown

The dangers of nostalgia

My first memories of drinking involve no-name bottles; the greasy, Crayola-funk of MaxFactor kohl; the fusty basement sitting room of a friend’s Wandsworth semi. I drank Kentish vodka, before that...

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