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'Write' Cliffs of Dover

Writer and philosopher Julian Baggini has been commissioned by the National Trust to spend a week at the White Cliffs of Dover, exploring through verse what this much loved stretch of the Kent coast says about our nation.

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The White Cliff's poetic story

The White Cliffs of Dover are to be given their own writer in residence.

Poet Julian Baggini from Folkestone is working with the National Trust to explore the area's history through verse.

"For millions of Britons living across the world, the white cliffs is a clear symbol of Britain, in much the same way that the Statue of Liberty has defined America. Even if we've never been to or seen the white cliffs of Dover, there is a collective sense that they matter. I want to get a real sense of what the white cliffs of Dover mean for British people, including those for whom the cliffs were the first sight of the country which would become their adopted home."

– Julian Baggini

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