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21 May 2020

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One of the pieces in the new Biannually is an article by Philip Pullman urging us to reclaim the empathy and kindness which has been lost in the modern world. Portrait of a Woman c. 1884-89 by Minnie Jane Hardman shows the kind of woman we would all like to be – she looks strong and thoughtful and compassionate, certainly not the kind of person who would pass by on the other side of the road.


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