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Dr Roget’s 990 lists

Roget's Thesaurus is more than just a book about words—and the story of its author's often unhappy life provides a suggestive counterpoint to its complexities
Lesley Chamberlain  

China café

The villagers assemble for a health check in the local brothel. The nurse asks me to pull my trousers down and bend over. But she doesn't know I speak Chinese…
Mark Kitto