Event: Wish You Were Here, 5th July, 11 am, Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich. London SE10 9NF

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‘Ranging from Jane Austen to Agatha Christie and to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, Travis Elborough explores our often masochistic love affair with the seaside.

Travis Elborough traces the development of the British seaside in order to examine how our ideas about health, wealth and happiness evolved. Our aspirations and snobbery, our attitudes to sex, our keen sense of fair play, our chequered relationship with national pride and our ability to laugh at ourselves have all been played out against a backdrop of stormy skies, pebbly beaches and sticks of rock.’

Read more at https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/maritime-lecture-series-england-on-sea#XZzHfS2ZtRfBB8XX.99

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