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  • I have witnessed village halls and market-town arts centres packed with people, few of whom would have been able to travel to the nearest city.

    Letters: Short-sighted and dangerous cuts to the arts

  • Yesterday lunchtime I was in Apt, the Luberon market-town, buying my mother some fig vinegar (you've got to get her something, don't you?) and some astonishingly expensive nougat.

    Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City - as it happened

  • Nothing could get out of that spot on the moor, or could come at it, until the road had been cut out by labourers from the market-town.

    The Holly-Tree

  • Nothing could get out of that spot on the moor, or could come at it, until the road had been cut out by labourers from the market-town.

    The Holly-Tree

  • Officials at a hospital in Nabatiyeh confirmed that similar green balloons were dropped over the market-town of Nabatiyeh, 54 kilometres south of the capital.

    A Load of Hot Air

  • Such was the fever of jingoism that had infected every little market-town through Her Satanic Majesty's land.

    Pro Patria Mori?

  • Officials at a hospital in Nabatiyeh confirmed that similar green balloons were dropped over the market-town of Nabatiyeh, 54 kilometres south of the capital.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Nicholas Long tenant of a spacious house in the market-town nearest to Froom – Everard.

    A Changed Man

  • In a few minutes she was dressed, and the carriage bore her up the hill which divided the village and manor from the market-town.

    A Changed Man

  • An instance, in point I remember a Miss Hurste; a sweet pretty creature, and very sensible: she had from her chamber-window been shot through the heart by the blind archer, who took his stand on the feather of a military man marching at the head of his company through the market-town in which she lived.

    Sir Charles Grandison

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