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Published: 29 July 2017

By Andy Ross

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We have a new book in the library. Patternalia is a small tome but full of enough interesting and quirky factoids to brighten any conversation over dinner.

A quick leaf through brought up the chapter entitled Stripe as Censor which begins with the story of the arrival of Carmelite monks, in 1254, to Paris. Apparently the wearing of stripes (for that is what these monks wore) was confined to those who were "barred from polite society" and this caused uproar!

This promises to be a fun read and, if you want to have a quiet afternoon with a cup of coffee, reading and chuckling, book some time at the studio and come up. As long as you promise to tell us fun facts and not keep them to yourself!