Candida Lycett Green talks about her beautiful new book ‘Seaside Resorts’, which follows the bestselling Unwrecked England, and is a celebration of the British seaside resort. In the spirit of her father, Sir John Betjeman, she captures their essence and reveals the physical beauty, bright and breezy architecture.
British seaside towns are undergoing something of a renaissance at present, as trendy art galleries and restaurants vie for space amongst the beach huts along the most spectacular stretches of our coastline. So, why get on a plane to an overcrowded resort, after all, we invented the idea! Candida tells us about the undiscovered gems hidden along our coastline; setting up the John Betjeman Young People’s Poetry Prize; gardening with an eye for colour; her early career at the Private Eye and life in 60’s London – being painted by Hockney and kissing Mick Jagger!