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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

So let’s say you’re kicking back bored on the sofa, somewhere in the south of England, wishing you could have a vacation to clear the cobwebs. You’re dubious of planes and bored to tears of caravan parks, and you certainly can’t spend a couple of weeks on an all-expenses-paid cruise.

But there’s still a way you can enjoy the glitz and glamor of those giant ships, thanks to an entrepreneur from my home county. Paul Derham lives in Mudeford, a modest coastal village in Dorset where not a lot usually happens and the locals like it that way.

Derham spent a quarter century working on t...

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