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The week magazine 3/10/2020 issue
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Did you know..? Paddington Bear arrived in England wearing only his old bush hat which belonged to his uncle Pastuzo in Peru.

When he first meets Mr and Mrs Brown at Paddington station, he proudly shows them an almost-empty glass jar of the stuff, which had kept him going during his long journey. 'Bears like marmalade,' he announces.

He was given his blue duffle coat by The Browns shortly after they took him home from Paddington Station. And he received the boots for Christmas in the 1964 book Paddington Marches On.
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Regardless of the picture, here’s a chance to listen to true British accents!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The well acclaimed British writer Victoria Hislop recites Cavafy!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Agatha Christie enjoying tea on the balcony of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, Baghdad, 1950s. Image Credit: © The Christie Archive Trust
Christie’s second husband, Sir Max Mallowan was a prominent archaeologist, and Christie spent plenty of time travelling with with him and digging up ancient Mesopotamian artefacts. They crossed paths when Christie, fresh off a divorce from her husband of 14 years, decided to have a solo world adventure, starting with a trip to Baghdad on the Orient Express. At the ruins of Ur, she met Mallowan, and they married in 1930.
In turn, being a part of her husband’s archaeology work influenced Christie’s writing. One of her most famous mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express, was in part inspired by a trip Christie took coming back from one of her husband’s archaeological digs in Iraq, when the train got stuck for 24 hours due to bad weather. She drew on her experiences in the Middle East for novels like Murder in Mesopotamia and They Came to Baghdad.
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