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Despite his fabulous wealth, John Elwes chose to live out his days as a penny-pinching pauper. His extreme miserliness provided the inspiration for Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge, but for the man himself, obsession with money became an unhappy prison. For the Marylebone Journal.

















Matthew Hancock is an independent designer and illustrator from the UK.
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