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Columnist of the Year Sydney Lenssen Mission incredible

Last Wednesday, St Bride's Church in Fleet Street was bursting for an hour with cheerful music - Nkosi Sikelel Africa (hymn for Africa), Kyrie Eleison from Misa Luba and the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana. A host of nationalities went to celebrate the life of Richard Seymour 'Dick' Hall, journalist and author of among other books The high price of principle and Empires of the monsoon (out in paperback next month). He touched the hearts of many, including mine.

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