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300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

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245: Did Brown work at Wentworth Castle?

The spoil heap at Wentworth Castle

The spoil heap at Wentworth Castle

Days come in late March or in April, when Spring has not wholly disentangled herself from Winter, but there is a freshness to the air and it is better to be out than to be in. So I am advised by the good folk of Health and Safety , who have asked me to warn you that happiness can cause damage in confined spaces.

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214: Did Brown really dislike deer?

In my last (note 213), I offered to my companions at the Tatler’s Waste-bin a list of all those landscapes of that fine man and lord-lieutenant of Huntingdon, Capability Brown, for which I had records of an active deer park.

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136: Did Brown sing in the bath?

Taking up, as it were where my good friend Ken the anarchist has left off (note 66) Dr M, currently circling the globe with the European Space Agency, has written to tell me that she is no longer satisfied by the music of the spheres, and asks instead for a number or two that will call to mind the life and background of Capability Brown, the great 18th century gardener.

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By John Phibbs