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Memory journeys
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Memory journeys

The most famous memory journey is the one recorded by Proust “In search of lost times” when the narrator dips a madeleine into tea. The taste of the liquid and crumbs from the cake set off a memory journey that anchors his consciousness in the past.   Sean Sheehan   […]

Photographs of London
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Photographs of London

“Streets”, a collection of photographs from the 1950s, is testimony to a bygone age but also one of (post-war) austerity in London’s East End.   Sean Sheehan   The residents are proletarian and cash poor – it would be decades before the term ‘gentrification’ would be used to describe the […]

Russian revolution
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Russian revolution

The Russian revolution does not belong in the dustbin of history, although many would like to see it there.   Sean Sheehan   October 1917 was a transformative moment in human history, a time when the dispossessed rose in revolt against their government and everything their rulers stood for. The […]