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Michael Jennings Autumn Newsletter & New Maps

http://www.maphouse.co.uk/antique-maps/france/brittany-west/M3542-brittany/ I hope everyone has had a good summer. Here on the Riviera it has been rather traumatic with the terror attack in Nice but things are a little more relaxed now. The dates for the excellent London Map Fair … Continue reading

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Nepal ..Beautiful Country, Great people, But let down by politicians

I was lying on my Calcutta Hotel bed , keeping a vigilant eye on the bathroom door, as beyond lay the fast growing green black slime of the tropics which was threatening to break in to the already dank bedroom, … Continue reading

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SPRING NEWSLETTER LONDON MAP FAIR

http://www.maphouse.co.uk/antique-maps/british-isles/M3485-british-isles-ortelius/ The superb London Map Fair at the Royal Geographical Society, next to the Albert Hall, will be held on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of June. A great selection of maps from most of the World’s leading … Continue reading

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CALCUTTA A CITY OF CULTURE AND REFUGEES..draft

” Poverty and Pride..Side by Side”  Rudyard Kipling on Calcutta “You are never alone in Calcutta” Michael Jennings The Howrah Mail  ( “ the superfastmail train of Indian railways connecting two metropolitan cities of India, Kolkata and Chennai” ..Fast is all rather … Continue reading

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MAMALLAPURAM AND CHENNAI… first draft

  The road from Pondicherry to Mamallapuram followed the coast, for the most part around a kilometre inland, offering views from time to time of endless golden beaches glimpsed in between luxuriant tropical vegetation. The little hamlets of thatched huts … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER 2015

Christmas is once again upon us, it seems to come quicker and quicker, and an Antique Map or Print is always an interesting, different and unique sort of present. And, moreover it is ecologically sound. There is still time to … Continue reading

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PONDICHERRY A BEAUTIFUL CITY AND SCANDAL AT AUROBINDO ASHRAM

Walking along the sea front at Pondicherry you could be anywhere except India.. At 5 in the afternoon before the ‘passeggiata’ starts and just after the road has been closed the sea front is almost devoid of people. A little … Continue reading

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