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    Madeleine Bunting with Rosa Rankin-Gee

    Madeleine Bunting & Rosa Rankin-Gee: The English Seaside Town

    Over three centuries ago the English invented the seaside resort. What is it about seaside towns that still capture and fuel our imagination?

    Amid the migration of DFLs (Down From London) towards our seaside towns during Covid and the possibilities presented by ‘free enterprise zones’ by the sea after Brexit, are our seaside towns on the brink of a sunny future – or are we sweeping decades of neglect, poverty and inequality under the carpet?

    Madeleine Bunting, author of The Seaside, in conversation with Ramsgate-based Rosa Rankin-Gee, author of the novel Dreamland. Chaired by Alastair Upton, CEO of Creative Folkestone.

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    Ceremony of Innocence

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    When a Muslim woman goes missing, a family's entanglement with Britain's imperial legacy comes to light in this evocative page-turner.

    Dreamland: An Evening Standard 'Best New Book' of 2021

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    Dreamland is a postcard from a future Britain that's closer than we think.

    Island Song

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    A spellbinding novel of love, hidden World War II secrets and living with the enemy on the island of Guernsey, from the author of The Plot and Love of Country.

    Labours of Love: The Crisis of Care

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    An authoritative and deeply reflective investigation into the crisis of care in the UK, with a clarion call for change, from the award-winning author and journalist.

    Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey

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    An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring the islands' turbulent history, the spread of their influence, and how they shaped the nations of Britain, from the award-winning author of The Plot.

    Model Occupation: The Channel Islands Under German Rule, 1940-1945

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    Though rarely remembered today, the Nazis occupied the British Channel Islands for much of the Second World War. What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? How would the British people have responded - with resistance or collaboration? In this study, we begin to find the answers to this age-old question.

    Plot : A Biography of My Father's English Acre

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    "Guardian" columnist the author is one of the most high-profile commentators in Britain. After her father's death, wanting to understand him better, she began to explore his passionate, lifelong attachment to a small plot of land in North Yorkshire. This title uncovers traces of the plot's Neolithic inhabitants and of the Cistercian monks.

    The Last Kings of Sark

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    The Seaside: England's Love Affair

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    A vivid journey around England's great seaside resorts, exploring their history and current struggle, and what they reveal about England, from the award-winning author of Love of Country.

    Madeleine Bunting with Rosa Rankin-Gee

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