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A pebble on his grave: Albert Grant 1831-1899

He was once so eye-wateringly rich, he bought Leicester Square when it was under threat of redevelopment, just to give it to the nation. Continue reading

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“In consequence of having had the screw put on…”

Every once in a while you bump into something you weren’t looking for, but the happenstance makes you smile. Although FH Lewisson of Auckland, New Zealand has been dead this many a long year, you have to have hoped that … Continue reading

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The king is dead

A great old school Mad Men adman died last week.He was 93. Julian Koenig gave us the VW advertising of the sixties, the name Earth Day and a whole lot more.  Koenig was not without a degree of homespun, though … Continue reading

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