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LULWORTH FILM

A rainy night at Lulworth Castle

28
Aug
2014

When I booked tickets for The Luna Cinema’s showing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Lulworth Castle I imagined a balmy August evening, crowds picnicking on the lawn and the gentle clink of wine glasses. Except it didn’t turn out like ...continued

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25
Aug
2014

A wet, windy Bank Holiday Monday and it feels like summer is over. My husband and son are out windsurfing (they figured that the lashing rain couldn’t possibly make them ...continued

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22
Aug
2014

The first time I heard Lisa Jewell’s name was back in 1999. I was watching Late Review on BBC2 and the notoriously caustic critic Tom Paulin (one of my all-time ...continued

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09
Aug
2014

I’m on a quest to find London hotels that are stylish, comfortable and won’t break the bank. With that in mind, I usually head to the Hoxton in Shoreditch. The only ...continued

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08
Aug
2014

At 5ft 4ins tall, I’m used to being the smallest person in my family. My son, who’s a whole foot taller than me, has a tendency to pat me on ...continued

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