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The striking images of the faces of freckled women on the homepage and in Chapters 6 and 12  are copyright of Reto Caduff. You can find more examples and details of his wonderful book “Freckles” here

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Text adapted from Theft: A History of Music, by James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins.