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Playing it by the book

‘It’s a very good building,’ said Piers Gough about Bennetts Associates and Lomax Cassidy & Edward’s Jubilee Library in Brighton during last year’s Stirling Prize judging. ‘I think the circulation is very well planned,’ added fellow judge Joan Bakewell. ‘It’s a very elegant box,’ chipped in Jack Pringle. ‘But there still aren’t enough books,’ cry out the librarians, dismayed at their pitiful collection. That’s the problem with library staff, they are always too concerned with the details.

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