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Tom Chatfield

I’ve been getting a little obsessed with the New Yorker recently, which is probably only a good thing if you have a chic apartment overlooking Central Park and plenty of free time to spend looking out of your window pondering the fate of the world. It really is a chasteningly urbane, well-written magazine, though, and packs its pages with articles more thoroughly researched than most of the slim volumes I receive for review. I especially enjoyed Todd Oppenheimer’s report on the world of master bladesmith Bob Kramer, in which the author laps the civilised world several times in order to tell the inside story of…

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