before it falls into the sea. Kimmeridge is so beautiful. You used to be able to walk right up to the tower but I suppose it's not allowed any more. The Landmark Trust is going to rebuild it and as usual I have ambivalent feelings about this sort of conservation. It was built on a cliff edge and now the cliff is crumbling. They could just let it go.
Here's a curiosity. Compare these pics.
Clavell Tower or Folly.
It's an illustration by Charlotte Hough for Steeple Folly by M E Atkinson, published in 1950. Uncanny, eh? Not really, as many of the author's books are set in a still recognisable Dorset.
In other news, this naked slave story reminded me very much of The Franchise Affair.