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A desktop audit uncovers the answers and a whole lot more

A lot of stuff ends up on your desk over 30 years. Everything from a tousled copy of The Roosevelt Years to an account in the International Herald Tribune of the execution of an American IT contractor in Iraq. Nor does it stop there. There are other books and other cuttings too, hundreds of them - some are bin-filed in a large plastic drum en route to the recycling centre to be cheerfully dumped into landfill, whatever it says on the tin.

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