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Going home to Aldeburgh

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In the first part of the 19th century, George Crabbe was an admired poet. Have you read any of his work? Not very many people have today.But if I mention that he was happy to return to his home town of Aldeburgh (using the variant spelling Aldborough) it might spark some interest. Indeed, Aldeburgh's other famous resident, Benjamin Britten, used...

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Think first about people and purposes

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Sometimes a letter catches your eye because of one phrase, and then you realise that the writer had something interesting to say. This is one of those letters, and the phrase is "My final advice is not to begin thinking about buildings - that is the last step. Think first about people and purposes." Lewis Mumford wrote this letter to...

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