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The great composer Frédéric Chopin played his final piano concerts in Britain and wasn’t best pleased by the people, the weather or a near-fatal accident in a horse-drawn carriage.
The fog in London exacerbated Chopin's breathing problems so he took off to Scotland, where he received treatment from a Polish homeopathic doctor. He spent a few, slightly more contented, weeks at Calder House (pictured), home of Lord Torphichen.
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