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This is purely personal, but if you are interested in chess or art (or both), you might find my husband, Martin Smith’s blogs, Lost on Time, of interest.  You can find an index of his art blogs at and his chess blogs at  You can also find some of his older posts at  If you are particularly interested in all things Bloomsbury, you can first the first of a linked series, Played on Squares, at