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Nicholas Faith

Nicholas Faith is a former senior edior at the Sunday Times and the Economist. He has written many books about wine and spirits.

The Partisan Coffee House

Nicholas Faith, 31 May 2017

It was​ the mention of chili con carne, an exotic dish in the late 1950s, on a menu at the exhibition about the Partisan coffee house at Four Corners Gallery (until 27 May) that provided the appropriate madeleine. Looking at the exhibits, above all the splendidly atmospheric photographs by Roger Mayne, made me realise that the coffee house was by no means the unalloyed disaster I – as...

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