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Off to work in bowler-hats and bonnets

The blurred black-and-white photograph showed a man in a bowler-hat with a walking-stick rushing up a multi-storey staircase to demonstrate how quickly he climbs up in his career in a certain bank. It caught my eye in the 1963 edition … Continue reading

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New books on women in old times

Have you ever heard of Hannah Woolley, who in the 17th century kept a school at age fourteen and later lived on writing about domestic science? Or of Elizabeth Elstob, who in the 18th century was one of the foremost … Continue reading

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