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Local heroes

Local heroes I was brought up in a town called Swinton, which is a few miles west of Manchester and used to have an important rugby league team.  Every other week I would go to watch this team play in what was an intensely local experience.&...read more »

Swift's Struldbruggs

  Swift’s Struldbruggs In one of his conversations with Boswell, Dr Johnson observes how superior The Tale of a Tub is to all Swift’s other work and says of Gulliver’s Travels: `When once you have thought of big men and...read more »

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