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In this brief interview, the Earl explains why he is fond of the poetry of Polish Romanticism, especially in Pan Tadeusz or the Last Foray of Lithuania (1834, English translation Bill Johnston, 2018) by the Polish bard Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), and the poetry of Cyprian Norwid (1821-1883). He also tells of his interest in book antiquarianism, speaking about the value of books as important artefacts of history and culture.

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