Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Kent Cinemas Revisited

I have just received stock of a new book, published by the author Martin Tapsell, “Kent Cinemas Revisited.” Priced £7.95 84 pages A5 col, B&W pictures and text.

Below the blurb from the back of the book, it looks like a useful Christmas present for the cinematically inclined local.

Martin Tapsell was born in Dartford General Hospital in the middle of World War 2. He left for Canada on the ‘Queen Mary’ in 1947, but returned to the family market garden in Staple in 1948. He fell in love with the two cinemas in Canterbury, even lunching in Mr. Perry’s Talisman restaurant — a former cinema, with his school house.

A librarian for 31 years, Martin worked throughout the UK before resettling in Kent. After writing about Kent cinemas in 1987, he felt it was time for a fresh look at developments in the county. Kent Cinemas Revisited is the result. The appeal of the buildings, and sometimes the films, have never palled for the author — this is his way of saying thanks’

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