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Russian Roulette Sunday: Make Do And Mend.

Russian Roulette Sunday: Make Do And Mend.

Hello. It’s Sunday again. And Sundays come as Sundays do – after five days of hoping that the other 7 Reasons writer has come up with something for Sunday. They never have. Which is why Marc came to me yesterday, breathless and devoid of inspiration, and said, ‘We don’t have anything for Sunday do we?’ ‘No,’ I replied, supping on a cup of tea and stroking my mirror. ‘Damn,’ was his silent...

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Russian Roulette Sunday: Promoting Brown

Russian Roulette Sunday: Promoting Brown

The 1960s: clothes, interiors, fabrics, art – just about everything – were a riot of colour.  This wasn’t much help to the (predominantly British) manufacturers of brown dyes and paints though, which was problematic, as during that decade their production continued apace.  The result was, that by the 1970s, Britain had a huge surplus of brown colourants and needed to find a market for them to help with the balance of...

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