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In their new book England on Fire, image collector-curator Stephen Ellcock and writer Mat Osman create a portrait in unusual, unexpected pictures of their homeland. These images, Osman notes, are “more furious and magical than any Shakespeare play.”
STEPHEN ELLCOCK & MAT OSMAN’S NEW BOOK: ENGLAND ON FIRE