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Pipe Dreams

July 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

With the wave of public opinion breaking ever closer to these shores – Ireland recently became the first country in the world to have a complete ban on smoking in the workplace – the days are numbered for the drunk who stood in the corridor of my train home the other evening having a crafty […]

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Antique snuff boxes, collection not to be sniffed at

February 22nd, 2007 · 19 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove© Tzar Michael of Russia was not impressed with the fashion. In 1634, he issued a degree to the effect that anyone caught engaging in the habit of taking snuff would get a strict warning to desist. Anyone caught a second time would have his nose cut off! The French King Louis XIV […]

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