Heathrow Airport installs Alain de Botton as writer in residence

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Airports in August are generally heaving with tourists, delayed flights and the occasional strike. London’s Heathrow Airport, however, seems to be focused on moving forward, judging from two innovative services it launched this month: first its new driverless personal transport pods, and now a writer in residence. And not just any writer: residing in Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is Alain de Botton.

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