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Nicholas Penny

2 December 1993
by John​ McEwen and John Haddington.
Canongate, 96 pp., £20, November 1993, 0 08 624324 1
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Henry Moore: An Interpretation 
by Peter Fuller, edited by Anthony O’Hear.
Methuen, 98 pp., £16, September 1993, 9780413676207
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... Keswick, who placed four of Moore’s sculptures, as well as one by Rodin and one by Epstein, in the wild landscape of the estate he owned in south-west Scotland. The setting is commemorated by JohnHaddington’s fine photographs, and the initiative richly documented by John McEwen (Keswick’s nephew), in Glenkiln. The sculpture by Moore which is most eloquent in this context is the bronze seated King ...
22 January 1981
Presbyteries and Profits: Calvinism and the Development of Capitalism in Scotland 1506-1707 
by Gordon Marshall.
Oxford, 406 pp., £18, September 1980, 0 19 827246 4
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The Jacobite Risings in Britain, 1689-1746 
by Bruce Lenman.
Eyre Methuen, 300 pp., £9.95, May 1980, 0 413 39650 9
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... impractical. Dr Marshall makes a thorough investigation into one industrial enterprise set up to take advantage of the wide economic privileges offered in 1681, the Newmills Cloth Manufactory outside Haddington. We have no record of the religious views of the directors, though it can be assumed that they were normal conformists, but their business decisions are shown to be fully in line with the capitalist ...

Adulation or Eggs

Susan Eilenberg: At home with the Carlyles

7 October 2004
Thomas and Jane Carlyle: Portrait of a Marriage 
by Rosemary Ashton.
Pimlico, 560 pp., £15, February 2003, 0 7126 6634 6
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... his sense of who he was and what he cared about came into focus. He first met the spoilt, precociously witty and formidably flirtatious Jane Baillie Welsh, 19 years old, at her mother’s house in Haddington, near Edinburgh, in 1821, two years after the death of her father, a well-respected doctor, which had left her devastated. (Such grief for a parent Carlyle respected; he obsessively dreaded his own ...

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