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Designs On A Simple Life

William Morris A Life for Our Time by Fiona McCarthy, Faber, £25 "I WANT TO GET all the mumbo-jumbo out of the world" said William Morris, as he lay dying in London in 1896.......

Minarets That Touch Heaven

T HE MOSQUE OF Ahmad ibn Tulun in Cairo, (right) centres round a large courtyard with a fountain. The characteristic spiral minaret is unique to Egypt. The remarkable great......

Rediscovering The Caucasus

The North Caucasus: Minorities at a Crossroads by Helen Krag and Lars Funch, Minority Rights group, £4.95 I F THE WAR IN CHF.CHNYA is a quarrel in a faraway country between......

From Symbols To Saintliness

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