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Season Upside Down

It always seems an upside-down world when one gets news of the seasons from the southern hemisphere. Here Welsh mountain sheep have been back for some time from their lowland......

Country Life

BY IAN NIALL TRESPASS is very common in the country in summer. Very few cases come to court because the offence is not easily brought home to the culprits. It usually involves......

Care Of Beans

Young runner beans are attractive to slugs and need protecting with soot or slug-killer. As the plants shoot they become tougher, how- ever. Later it may be found that the first......

Diving Dogs

Most dogs swim and not a few take to the water at the slightest provocation. When I had a dog I used to let him swim when he felt like it. He was fond of the water, but he would......

Nee Trade And Protection In The Nether - Lands,...

H. R. C. Wright. Cambridge Studies in Economic History (General Editor : M. M. Postan). (C.U.P., 31s. 6d.) TILE union of Holland and Belgium in 1815 Mat well have created a......

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THE APPRENTICESHIP OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY. hit ',BEGIN over again,' said Gertrude Stein to Ernest Hemingway after they had become friends in Paris in 1922, 'and concentrate.'......

Chess

BY PHILIDOR No, 2. BRIAN HARLEY (from hie book 'Mate In Two, Moves') BLACK, 11 men. WHITE, 11 mch.......

An Electronic World Champion?

The possibility of a chess-playing automaton 'has always been an intriguing speculation. Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen, in 1769, made one (in the form of a cross-legged Turk,......