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15th May 2024

Discover the connection between Martina Cole and Sevenoaks with a Quiz Trail

Have fun with a Quiz Trail – explore in a new way! We love sharing the Kent history we discover! In the month of May head out and explore more of one of our fantastic Kent seaside towns – maybe Broadstairs or Folkestone or Herne Bay?

Here’s a little about a famous Kent resident!

Successful crime writer Martina Cole is one of Britain's best loved authors.

In the 25 years since her first novel was published Martina has written a novel a year and sold more than 16million copies worldwide. She has noted of her childhood, "There were five of us – I was the youngest. My dad was at sea, my mum was a nurse and worked every hour God sent. My nanny, my mum’s mum, came to live with us and she said, ‘You’re never on your own with a book.’ It’s true."

Martina bought a 600-year-old Grade II listed Tudor home in nearby Ightham Mote in 2005. Sadly, in recent years she was the victim of a major flood due to excessive rainfall. Martina then had a labour of love in restoring the property to its former glory - a task which took almost two years.

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