BBC’s Garrow’s Law is a great piece of drama. And Lady Sarah contributes to the fun of the story. Lyndsey Marshal is intriguing as Lady Sarah. I wouldn’t want to change a thing.
In an historical drama, such as Garrow’s Law, the writers must create fiction – putting words into characters’ mouths. Situations are created to carry out historically accurate themes. Real characters, with new words and created situations, become morphed into new creatures. And the new creatures become remembered as the authentic ones. Known or knowable facts sometimes get in the way of a good story, and are quickly overlooked and forgotten.
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Garrow’s marine villa, also known as Pegwell Cottage, must have been an interesting place in Garrow’s day, and it remains an intriguing place to visit today. It is located at the edge of Pegwell village on the chalk cliffs immediately south of Ramsgate. With the surf and then the ocean floor exposed at low tide, with a view of France in the distance on a clear day, it is very much an experience of being at the edge of the ocean. Alma Beaty, the owner, operates a caravan park on the property. It is a working business and is therefore open to the public.
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