SMUGGLERS OF SUSSEX

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Cuckmere Valley during WW2 and its strategic role in the defence of the realm. Today I’m going to look at another of its claims to fame – as the beating heart of an enormous smuggling operation. Smuggling was big business in...

THE WOMAN WHO REFUSES TO SELL UP

I took some time off yesterday to go to the South Bank to see a brilliant Montgomery Clift movie, Wild River, by Elia Kazan (1960). Monty plays an emotionally  damaged and buttoned up man from the Tennessee Valley Authority who falls in love with Lee Remick’s...

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