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  • It's a spectacular sight, really.

  • It was one of their favorite places to be.

  • And Rainford is a Normani, and he is overcome by emotion at the sight of the holy places of the Anglo Saxon north, including Whitby.

  • So the difficulty that Mark and myself and the rest of the team have in doing this work is deciding well, what is the basis?

  • You know, what did William Pitt do?

  • A practically perfect pigeon pie.

  • Mrs. Avis Crocombe, was head cook at Audley End house.

  • During the 1880s, she kept many of her recipes, like pigeon pie, turbotthat's a fish, and apple cheese, which is a desert, in a handwritten book.

  • And so there's a series of underground tunnels that are cut into the chalk, 20 meters under the ground below Dover Castle.

  • And they're very atmospheric places, and they really give you a sense of what it must have been like to work down there in times of crisis.

  • It would be wonderful to feel to talk to you about the Vermeer a little more because it is one of our most important paintings.

  • It's one of only five Vermeers in the United Kingdom and one of only around 36 known works by Vermeer in the entire world.

  • So an incredibly special painting to have here at Kenwood.

  • His wife actually worked in the Ministry of Information and Orwell himself worked for the BBC.

  • So there was a certain amount of direct knowledge going into this portrayal of his hero, Winston Smith, working on the retrospective alteration of newspapers airbrushing history.

It's a spectacular sight, really.

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