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Ask Elsie

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As the nation ponders the future of the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square (temporarily occupied by the rather striking statue of Jesus), intriguing help is at hand. One of the members of the committee chaired by 'pro- countryside' John Mortimer is my old friend Elsie Owusu, architecture's answer to Whoopi Goldberg. History does not record whether the two first met at a hunt.

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