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 Elizabeth Roberts on various topics

‘Elizabeth Roberts (who sometimes signs herself ER) recommends Series Two of Netflix magnificent ‘The Crown’. She remembers rumours of shenanigans at The Saddle Club, a pre-rock ‘n roll nightclub at Hyde Park Corner where HRH Prince Philip was supposed to be an habitue’. Her lips are sealed.’

Historical thought for the season of Santa Claus: from Ian Mitchell
In his fascinating new book with the self-explanatory title: "Trotsky in New York 1917: a Radical on the Eve of the Revolution", Kenneth Ackerman says that in the aftermath of the 1905 attempted revolution in Russia, Trotsky was sentenced to Siberian exile. "He escaped, travelling almost a thousand miles across frozen Siberian wilderness hidden in  a sleigh pulled by reindeer." (p. 11)