From pre-historic bog-people to big hair; virgin martyrs to dresses spun from lost souls, to the hairy Devil himself, the author of The Beast to the Blonde takes us on a final grand tour of openDemocracys virtual museum.
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On the margins of civilisation and in the mists of evolution lurk hairy
barbarians, furry primates and wild men. But why the fascination? Is it
about getting back to our roots, or a fear of the beast within?
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