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The riba bookshop hadn't heard of it last week, but that hasn't stopped John Harris's new book, No Voice From the Hall, from making the Sunday Times bestseller list. It was at number 10 the week after it came out, and climbing. Harris is philosophical. Although as curator he turned the riba drawings collection into the wonderful and astronomically valuable thing it is today, his relationship with the riba has always been an uncertain one.


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