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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

We’re going to file this week’s column under “things you didn’t know about famous people”, even though, for me, it also falls into the category of stuff I’ve failed to notice about my own home county.

You undoubtedly know the name Brian May, even if you don’t like rock music or were born too late to enjoy the stylish performances of Freddie Mercury.

He is widely regarded as one of the finest guitar players of all time, we can all still hum along to most of the timeless songs he’s written and it’s hard to think of Queen without picturing his enormous curly hair.

But none of that is what Brian M...

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