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The very essence of the British Empire which dominated the seas and the prevailing taste is that of KIRBY BEARD, a well-known brand which originated in 1743, at the dawn of the First Industrial Revolution that changed the world.

KIRBY BEARD made English excellence known throughout the world with its lifestyle products, and it is not surprising to learn that Marcel Proust chose one of their beautiful diaries to record his time spent….

KIRBY BEARD, so British forever….

Kirby Beard diary used by Marcel Proust

The notes in the KIRBY BEARD diary used by Marcel Proust’s 1906 (source : BNF)