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Ready for tide to turn on our attitude to Do-Gooders?

Summing up his excellent series on Victorian Do-Gooders, Ian Hislop commented that “their achievements have been underrated, their absurdities accentuated” but posed the question “Are we ready for the tide to turn?” In researching my book, I came across many … Continue reading

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Don’t mock the Victorian Do-Gooders

I’m very much enjoying Ian Hislop’s “Age of the Do-Gooders” on BBC2. You sense Ian is always wanting to mock, but instead is finding himself deeply impressed by the courage and committment of his subjects. Next week he’ll be talking … Continue reading

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