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A little Egyptian magic for Christmas

It is the end of term and it is fair to say that our entire household is looking forward to a rest. We have all suffered from one form of lurgy or another over the last couple of weeks… perhaps … Continue reading

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Have some ginger dear!

Reading Margaret Mead’s Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (New York 1950) in my second year at university was a turning point in my life. Here was an academic book I could actually enjoy reading without being distracted by … Continue reading

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