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  • Hopefully Iceland and the Scandinavian nations can one day make something better of our common history and the sagas.
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London’s most significant modernist building

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Just around the back of of Belsize Park tube station, on an otherwise unremarkable suburban street can be found one of the wonders of London architecture — the Isokon Flats.

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Built in 1934, with coincidentally, 34 flats it was a radical experiment in modernist and minimal living, with only tiny kitchenettes in each flat, but a large communal canteen space for everyone to share.

Such idealistic ideas were not to last though, as while humans are a social species, we’re not quite that social, and the residents prefered to eat in their own flats. The social experiment seemed to be foundering as soon as it began, but a swift turn around of the canteen into a bar equally swiftly turned around the fortunes of the building.

It soon became a magnet for the right sort of people —  Bauhaus émigrés; architects Egon Riss and Arthur Korn; Agatha Christie and Adrian Stokes, to name a few famous names.

The owners of the block, Jack and Molly Pritchard lived in the penthouse, as you would expect.

No one else expected that though, as when they bought the plot of land, they originally planned a private home. It was later, and who thought up the idea is hotly disputed, that the decision was taken to build a striking modern white block of flats instead.

The design of the block was also influenced by what lay underneath — a railway tunnel, so it has a tower at one end, with deep foundations between the two railway tunnels, and the rest of the building floats off the side, giving it the distinctive profile.

A profile that also proved to be a problem during WW2, so the bright concrete (white, with a tinge of pink) was covered in brown to make it less obvious to German bombers.

That was also to see a period of decline for the building, which increasingly resembled shabby post-war council blocks, and after it became exactly that, a council block of flats, it continued to decline until it was emptied in the 1990s.

It was around the turn of the century that I first became aware of the building, when an art exhibition was put on inside the derelict remains of the building, although it was the architecture tours that were the greatest attraction. And that was to mark the building’s rebirth, as the council agreed to let the Notting Hill Housing trust take over, and restore the building.

While no longer the bohemian residence for artists, it now serves a more utilitarian function offering subsidised housing for key workers who could never otherwise afford to live in the area.

And, it means that there is now a gallery devoted to the history of the building, situated in the former car garage.

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And what a gallery it is — not so much to the building, but the lifestyle it attempted to sculpt. Examples of the furniture supplied with the flats are dotted around, but its the information boards that will capture the attention.

Details of the design of the building, the restaurant turned Isobar, the famous residents, the nude sunbathing (!), and the building’s later decline and restoration.

This is more a history of an experiment in socialised housing, that failed, but in a building that has now become social housing of a very different sort.

The Isokon Gallery is open until October every weekend 11am-4pm. Entry is free. [map link]

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Freshwater bathing pond to open in London’s King’s Cross

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Trans Van Santos is the new musical project of Mark Matos, known as former frontman of San Francisco psych/folk collective the Family Folk Explosion, psychedelic anti-band Os Beaches and desert rockers Campo Bravo. He recently released Moon Mirage and now offers first single “The Flight” for free download. Staring out dark and gloomy, the track ventures into […]

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The best alt-country albums of 2015 (so far)

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The year isn’t a quarter old and Brandi Carlile, the Lone Bellow, Drew Holcomb and American Aquarium have made fine albums outside country’s mainstream

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Huxley to Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949)

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In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher.

Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a spell before writing Brave New World (1931), the other great 20th century dystopian novel.

Huxley starts off the letter praising the book, describing it as “profoundly important.” He continues, “The philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it.”

Then Huxley switches gears and criticizes the book, writing, “Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World.” (Listen to him read a dramatized version of the book here.)

Basically while praising Nineteen Eighty-Four, Huxley argues that his version of the future was more likely to come to pass.

In Huxley’s seemingly dystopic World State, the elite amuse the masses into submission with a mind-numbing drug called Soma and an endless buffet of casual sex. Orwell’s Oceania, on the other hand, keeps the masses in check with fear thanks to an endless war and a hyper-competent surveillance state. At first blush, they might seem like they are diametrically opposed but, in fact, an Orwellian world and a Huxleyan one are simply two different modes of oppression.

Obviously we are nowhere near either dystopic vision but the power of both books is that they tap into our fears of the state. While Huxley might make you look askance at The Bachelor or Facebook, Orwell makes you recoil in horror at the government throwing around phrases like “enhanced interrogation” and “surgical drone strikes.”

You can read Huxley’s full letter below.

Wrightwood. Cal.

21 October, 1949

Dear Mr. Orwell,

It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work that required much reading and consulting of references; and since poor sight makes it necessary for me to ration my reading, I had to wait a long time before being able to embark on Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Agreeing with all that the critics have written of it, I need not tell you, yet once more, how fine and how profoundly important the book is. May I speak instead of the thing with which the book deals — the ultimate revolution? The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution — the revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at total subversion of the individual’s psychology and physiology — are to be found in the Marquis de Sade, who regarded himself as the continuator, the consummator, of Robespierre and Babeuf. The philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it. Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World. I have had occasion recently to look into the history of animal magnetism and hypnotism, and have been greatly struck by the way in which, for a hundred and fifty years, the world has refused to take serious cognizance of the discoveries of Mesmer, Braid, Esdaile, and the rest.

Partly because of the prevailing materialism and partly because of prevailing respectability, nineteenth-century philosophers and men of science were not willing to investigate the odder facts of psychology for practical men, such as politicians, soldiers and policemen, to apply in the field of government. Thanks to the voluntary ignorance of our fathers, the advent of the ultimate revolution was delayed for five or six generations. Another lucky accident was Freud’s inability to hypnotize successfully and his consequent disparagement of hypnotism. This delayed the general application of hypnotism to psychiatry for at least forty years. But now psycho-analysis is being combined with hypnosis; and hypnosis has been made easy and indefinitely extensible through the use of barbiturates, which induce a hypnoid and suggestible state in even the most recalcitrant subjects.

Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large scale biological and atomic war — in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.

Thank you once again for the book.

Yours sincerely,

Aldous Huxley

via Letters of Note

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  • Ull (Ullr) son of Sif and stepson of Thor was a skier- http://t.co/Z4g344JLoY “such a good archer and ski-runner that no one can rival him”
  • Well Vikings is written by Brit Michael Hirst, not the greatest of skiing nations and that might be why there is no skiing (yet?)
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  • Skiing AD1200 style - http://t.co/58uPxzkSFk Probably close to skiing AD1000.
  • Vikings on Amazon - loads of snow, but no-one skiing? People walking even in winter - skis were in use in Scandinavia 3000 to 4000 years BC.
  • Boko Haram unrest:South Africa concern at Nigeria ‘mercenaries’ http://t.co/nLdujxowF8 “hired men from South Africa and former Soviet Union”
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  • Ebert didn’t rate “The American Friend”, Danny Peary did: “most dazzlingly daffy suspense-psychological thriller to be imported to the US”
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  • Storyville “Rocking Cambodia: Rise of a Pop Diva” http://t.co/G3Kue8Qd8w on via liberal ’60s Cambodia and the terrors of Pol Pot
  • http://t.co/rioPzVrytf Adam Curtis’s “Bitter Lake” still available. Burial on the soundtrack. If you are feeling sharp and have 2 hours ->go
  • Ordered item from an Amazon shopfront - estimated delivery “Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -
    Thursday, April 16, 2015” Up to a month, seriously?
  • Horslips - “The Man Who Built America”. Still sounds good to me. Their top song and album according to me. http://t.co/xW7tEzsjc8
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The 5 Best Free Tracks of the Week | Tame Impala, Mo Kolours & More

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Resuming normal service with our regular rundown, we return with five tracks made available over the last few days for the low-low price of little to nothing. Mainly nothing. But as ever, the mediocre and average have been meticulously sifted, and we whittle the waves of .wav’s to eventually weave together a tapestry of free tunes that we hope you like.

Trying to make sure there’s a little of something for everyone amongst so many selections this week was tricky, but including Tame Impala’s free giveaway was difficult to not let happen. Equally, our hearts are pretty set on the latest duet between Sango and SPZRKT. Kraak & Smaak manage to crank the funk to full, whilst UK mandem like Mez, Jon Phonics and Mo Kolours make up the rest of what to expect in The 5 Best Free Tracks of the Week.

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Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”

The first track from their forthcoming follow-up to Lonerism, Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala recently offered up “Let It Happen” completely for free through their band website. At eight minutes long, and a somewhat “dancey” number for the group known best for their halcyonic brand of heaving guitars, we’re still pretty sure you’ll be hankering to get a hold of the new album as much as we are.

Push play, download, listen repeatedly: let it happen.

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Mo Kolours – “Sumerian Mother”

Mo Kolours makes music mindful of its own heritage – often sourcing delicate, organic sounds, and organising them into carefully crafted compositions, evoking a production style that’s rare to find.

Recently, the British musician/singer put out a 5-track EP called How I (Rhythm Love Affair), with an optional price tag attached. The limited edition vinyls appear to have been sold almost instantly, so why not grab “Sumerian Mother” for now, and maybe you’ll find yourself spending some money on the rest of the release? See for yourself.

How I (Rhythm Love Affair) by Mo Kolours

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SPZRKT & Sango – “How Do You Love Me”

This isn’t the first time that Soulection mainstay Sango and Georgia-born singer SPZRKT have come together to make music, and we certainly hope it won’t be the last.

Prepare your tear ducts and keep the phone number of your ex-partner at a safe distance, because “How Do You Love Me” might just make you a bit emotional. Taken from the pair’s free EP Hours Spent Loving You, this track for us was the heartfelt highlight from the whole thing.

Always be sure to check out the rest of the release if you like what you hear!

The 5 Best Free Tracks of the Week | Tame Impala, Mo Kolours & More

Mez – “Ghostin (Jon Phonics ‘Blessed’ Remix)”

Astral Black bossman Jon Phonics has been a busy bee lately, yet he still managed to find the time to add his touch to Mez’s ‘Ghostin’ for a free bootleg.

British vibes are abundant on this one, as Jon manages to reel back the raw UK lyricism by just the right amount, and offsets it with a smooth, sea-like synth that somehow manages to convert the track into a soothing affair despite the hot fire being spat.

The 5 Best Free Tracks of the Week | Tame Impala, Mo Kolours & More

Kraak & Smaak – “Drunken Master”

Finishing off our list with a fluttering of funk, Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak recently served up a tipsy disco edit on their SoundCloud that would work in the warm up, or in this case, the ending of a fun outing.

Like the bottles of free shampoo and conditioner found in the bathroom of the presidential suite, get your fill of this and all the other freebies on offer this week, and we’ll be sure to replenish your supply in about seven days time.

Until then, raise a glass to “Drunken Master.”

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Before/After: A Cool and Confident Kitchen in LA by Project M+

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Busy professionals with two young kids, attorney Liz Flynn and sports marketer Craig Howe lived in their 1927 stucco bungalow in LA’s Silver Lake for eight years before “pulling the trigger” on a cost-conscious kitchen overhaul. It helped that they knew exactly who to entrust with the job: Their friends McShane and Cleo Murnane of LA architect/design collaborative Project M+ specialize in miraculous makeovers on a budget. “My husband got offered a job for the summer in Telluride, so that’s when the construction took place,” says Liz. “McShane and Cleo ran with it and got the job done in two months; we barely even saw any sawdust.” And the results are so life-changing (scroll down to see the Befores) that the rest of the house is now a work in progress.

Photography by Mimi Giboin.


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Above: In its new guise, the 300-square-foot kitchen has an ageless, cooly confident look, thanks to a gray and white palette and custom Shaker-style cabinetry. (“The space had too many weird corners for us to go with something readymade,” says Liz). 

The project began with a mood board (see below) that defined the essential details down to the black arched faucet. To open up the space, McShane widened the entrance from the dining room (the George Nelson Saucer Lamp in the foreground hangs over the dining table) while replicating the house’s Spanish-style archway. One of the design riddles: The couple insisted on keeping the space-hogging back door for the dog—it leads to a fenced-in backyard—so McShane introduced a door with windows and found other spots for storage.


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Above: The designers removed the overhead cabinetry and replaced a small, off-center plant bay with double-hung, wood-casement windows (purchased from Taylor Brothers) centered over the sink. They used space freed of cabinets to create an L-shaped island with a ledge that serves as a breakfast counter. The countertops are hardwearing white Caesarstone (read about it in Remodeling 101: Engineered Quartz Countertops). The fridge is situated opposite the sink. The hanging lights are Dante Donegani’s Drink Pendant Lights sourced from Remodelista. 


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Above: The farmhouse sink is from Ceco and the faucet is by California Faucets. Of the room’s black accents, Cleo says, “the space needs contrast or it would feel too cold. Black felt perfect—not expensive and easy to maintain.” 


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Above: The stove wall, situated next to the back door, is tiled with Carrara subway tile. The designers replaced the existing white tiled floor with a Douglas fir floor that matches what’s in the dining room and living room (“but with a less orangey stain,” specifies Cleo. “We used a white oak finish to desaturate the color a bit.”)


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Above: The cabinets are painted Chelsea Gray from Benjamin Moore, and the metal knobs and pulls are from Lowe’s. The stove is a KitchenAid and the hood is from Broan.


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Above: McShane created a clever under-the-counter spot for the microwave. (For more ideas, see 10 Strategies for Hiding the Microwave.)


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Above: “The Carrara tile adds so much warmth and texture to the space,” says Cleo. “Slab marble is always our first choice, but it’s so much more expensive than tile. And you have to pick out the slabs yourself and pair them.” They went with subtly patterned white Afyon three-by-six-inch tiles with a honed finish from their favorite local source, United Team Tile.


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Above: To make up for lost storage space, the breakfast nook is now fitted with deep drawers and a pantry that covered up a window. (“We had been very reluctant, but there’s now so much more light in the space that that window wasn’t a loss,” says Liz.) The room also has a cafe table, not shown here. Liz found the hanging light, the Eldridge Pendant, at Ballard Design. (“The mandate was it had to be black,” says Cleo.)

Before


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Above: “It was one of those super-cramped old California kitchens with a layout that made no sense,” says Cleo. “We couldn’t find a modern fridge to fit the space, so it was surrounded by black holes,” adds Liz.


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Above: The sink is still in its original spot and the two-year-old dishwasher was kept (but relocated to the right of the new sink).


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Above: The stove had been jammed next to the breakfast nook entry. And the red? “What can I say, it was a bad decision that I made many years ago,” says Liz.

Mood Board


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Above: Cleo, who is a graphic designer, put together a mood board at the start of the remodel. Liz had loved a Project M+ kitchen with gray Shaker cabinets, so they became the springboard. Getting the couple to agree to black accents was a challenge that the designers won, but the herringbone pattern for the marble tile was nixed as too daring.

See McShane and Cleo’s own house in An LA Cliffhanger: Go High or Stay Low? and Steal This Look: A Low-Key Luxe Bathroom with Blue Cement Floor Tiles. And go to Project M+ for more.


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  • Just over half an hour to go! We’re on a little earlier tonight everyone! See you on BBC1 at 7:30pm! …
  • Excited for Jeremy Clarkson’s new show on Russia Today!
  • You all know the reading group this month is on ‘s The Good Soldier, right? http://t.co/IXZZs15OOk #m
  • Personally I wouldn’t mind if the BBC suspended Top Gear forever. Not my particular flavour of planet destructive car propaganda.
  • ‘A gold MacBook with just ONE USB port? Apple, you’re DRUNK’ (The Register). And that one port is either power OR USB http://t.co/eqhrqIcsmO
  • Now that The Knife has gone, can we hope for another Fever Ray album?

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  • stuck
  • “apologise”, “we are sorry”, “inconvenience”, “apologise”, “we are sorry”, “inconvenience”, “apologise”, “we are sorry” .:.
  • Well done another triumphant monday morning with cancellation after cancellation and no adequate explanatio…
  • “up to 15 minutes”? more like 30 minutes.
    http://t.co/h64O5dLbat
  • we are not worthy! Hope they’ve sent engineers to fix the engineering train? Hopefully no staff shortages?

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  • Be afraid. Be very afraid.
    Laser burns hole in truck from 1 mile away.
    http://t.co/NULJqv15Xk http://t.co/krk49mimBt
  • Christians, the IS of their day: “hacked the faces off the Parthenon statues”, “the most destructive”. Dr Ian Jenkins, quoted in Times.
  • There would be no plausible way of ‘enforcing’ Ed’s proposed ‘statutory right’ of voters to TV political debates. Legal idi…
  • I don’t change the presets, I simply want to know what preset is currently in use when I go back into the equalizer screen. ty

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  • how are you supposed to know the current setting, ie whether it’s set to “Acoustic” or “Deep”? By recognising the curve?
  • Sardines, barracudas and even the big shark - all are reduced to bait when the giant octopus moves in.
  • A Most Wanted Man - http://t.co/EoRVZwg3tZ Spy thriller from Corbijn, superbly cast (Not just Hoffman, also Dafoe’s at his very best) 5*
  • in addition to a tick further down the screen would be good. Then you know it’s set to “Acoustic” without having to scroll.
  • - equalizer set, but to what? that’s the problem. A label on top of the curve to show the setting in http://t.co/l4dfQM3rT1
  • http://t.co/BwMW8v7tSu
  • http://t.co/01qBaHSXtI
  • For weeks and less than a day as losing sight of what equalizer is set to is a daily occurrence even if killing and restarting

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  • iOS 8.1.3, Spotify version 2.5.0.1664 on iPhone 6+
  • then there’s no indication to tell what the actual setting is (none of the settings are ticked, I do scroll up/down to check)
  • No. The tick seems to disappear after having used the client for a while and then entering equalizer screen again.

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  • (no tickmark when I scroll down, I have to tick again). Current setting could maybe be shown on top of the screen (ie “Deep”).
  • equalizer not showing its setting http://t.co/ubvJdfn1nB
  • Too many steps (4 minimum) to get to the equalizer on the iPhone client and sometimes equalizer does not show what setting is used.
  • “As Long as Shotguns Remain”. 30 minutes, different. 3* http://t.co/Qe3PwleLlI http://t.co/Cxz8RidWjx

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  • It’s probably over 20 years since I last read Hammett and then probably in Norwegian. Pleased to return.
  • “He did over and over again what only the best writers can ever do at all”. Raymond Chandler on Dashiell Hammett.
  • that’s from http://t.co/zDke1MSMZC
  • “Nobel Prize-winning French author André Gide called the book “a remarkable achievement, the last word in atrocity, cynicism, and horror.”
  • ., Lindstrøm () & Emil Nikolaisen’s Runddans LP takes shape http://t.co/H9YPcsAHXA http://t.co/…
  • #nowreading “Red Harvest” by Dashiell Hammett (1929). Stunning first 50-60 pages. Hard to believe I haven’t read this before.
  • Finished “In a Free State: A Novel” by VS Naipul, not “A Bend in the River”. 3*

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Estudio Ramos completes concrete sailing clubhouse on Argentina’s Paraná River

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Now here’s a thing, two brilliant British labels combine forces to make a collection inspired by table tennis champion Victor Barna who won 40 medals between 1929-54. Back in the day Victor had his own range of Fred Perry gear and is also one of Nigel’s heroes, himself a massive fan of the fast paced, dining room-friendly game. In fact the […]

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