Pete Black

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 “The house would now now be devoid of four-legged life, except that, in a not unrelated development, at least one mouse has moved in recently”

For the first time in 17 years, it looks like Santa Claus may not be coming down our chimney this Christmas. There is still some doubt about the ma(...)

A child  dressed as “Zwarte Piet” or “Black Pete”watches a parade after St Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, arrived by boat in Amsterdam last year. Photograph: AP

To attempt any neat summary of a nation’s habits probably constitutes a class of soft racism. Germans are often funny. Italians are often subdued. The(...)