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LIFE IN MOSCOW IN THE SOVIET 1960S: MEMOIRS OF A BRITISH JOURNALIST PART 2

The Sunday People newspaper then a tabloid selling 5,000,000 copies contacted me to say they had sent a journalist, Bill Gardner, to Moscow to do a story and he was stuck Read more >

THE HISTORY OF SPICES: INTRODUCTION, OR ON DREAMS AND LUXURY

That Christopher Columbus was searching for India, not America, is known to everyone. But few remember that at the time, the name India (or, rather, Indies) described not the country of the same name as we know it today Read more >

LIFE IN MOSCOW IN THE SOVIET 1960S: MEMOIRS OF A BRITISH JOURNALIST PART 1

Without the help of the KGB I would have had difficulty becoming an award winning journalist. They definitely helped me on my way in the Soviet Union when I began as the correspondent of the British left wing weekly, the New Statesman, in the early 60s Read more >

BANKING ON ASIA

In 1792, George Earl Macartney set sail for Peking as Britains first ambassador to China. He returned two years later, and gave his friend and banker Thomas Coutts the wallpaper that now adorns the Coutts Board Room at 440 Strand in London. Read more >

HEROINE OF OUR ERA

The Cambodia of today is a safe and booming tourist destination. A mere 40 years ago, it was composed mostly of killing fields, a land of the most heinous genocide of the 20th century, unleashed by Pol Pot. Read more >

 
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