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Now that I work in the travel industry, it’s fair to say that my head’s being turned by other people’s anecdotes of their adventures on a bigger scale than ever. Regardless of my job, I was hardly immune to the cult of the traveller, being surrounded by twentysomething peers who have just returned from their … Continue reading

Polly Travels: Dickens World, the weirdest celebration of Dickens yet

[All images my own]. With all of this Charles Dickens hype at the moment (February 7th will be the bicentenary of his birth), I’ve been thinking about the great man and felt the need to blog about my visit to his very own mini theme park in Chatham, Kent. The area is well suited to … Continue reading

Brighton Rock – stick to the plot, please

One of the first films I saw this year (apart from a re-run of my old favourite, The Eagle Has Landed) was the remake of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock. I read the book in 2011 and liked its balance of intrigue and deliberately uncomfortable moments, especially concerning the amoral gang leader, Pinkie Brown. When it … Continue reading

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