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In darkness or at night

At Dennis Severs’ house
At Dennis Severs’ house

A power cut last night plunged our home into darkness, instantly extinguishing lights and computers. In minutes we were candle-lit, jerked from the work, music and movies of the 21st century back to the 18th-century quiet we discovered in Dennis Severs’ house in Spitalfields. (But we recommend the LED headlamps we use for camping; even more useful for power cuts than household candles.)

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