Miranda Richardson blasts vitriolic attacks on Hilary Mantel weeks after the author declared Kate Middleton plastic princess

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Margate one of the world"s top ten resorts? Trust me, it"s East Germany with wind farms

Margate one of the world's top ten resorts Trust me, it's East Germany with wind farms | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 Recuperating after a nervous breakdown in 1921, the poet T. S. Eliot made a visit to the seaside town of Margate on the Kent coast. While he was there, he sat for a time in a municipal shelter on the front and stared out at the concrete-grey sea beneath a wide but darkening sky