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A tacky affair

No stranger to aristocratic excess, Astragal has many memories of whiling away happy days with his landed chums at their country estates. So when a summons to Blenheim Palace arrived with the morning’s post, Astragal quickly donned his cape and boots and was on the next coach out of town. Diligent scholars will know that the Spencer family residence is also the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The occasion: a briefing about ‘green roofs’. Dismayed to ...

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