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To Harrods for Satin Pantaloons

Every November, when I was a child, my parents had anxious communication with cousins in a remote Pembrokeshire village. We needed to know what to buy my great aunt for Christmas. Every Christmas the answer was the same and it … Continue reading

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Costume – A pile of back-issues of the Journal of the Costume Society

There is no way I would normally have taken any interest in the Journals of the Costume Society; the title makes me think of costumed mannequins in the gloomy tableaux of dusty, underfunded museums. But a heavy bagful of these … Continue reading

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