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Decorated shed

Long-standing editor of the London Magazine Alan Ross, who has just died, sub-let his attic office for 20 years from 'jazzcrazy' Sir Martyn Beckett, consultant architect to Gordonstoun, the Savoy and Charterhouse - who never put the rent up. Then, after developers muscled in, Ross moved to a garden shed. No doubt the move was made easier by the fact this was not any old shed, but was designed by architect-critic Stephen Gardiner.

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