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Jane Birkin recalls Isle of Wight holiday

Mon 11 Jul 2011

Jane Birkin recalls Isle of Wight holiday

Isle of Wight holidays could become more popular after an actress and singer spoke of happy memories from her breaks on the island as a child.

Jane Birkin stated she enjoyed the freedom of her vacation on the Isle of Wight, as her parents just let her spend time with her brothers, for instance cycling along some of the island's plentiful paths.

Speaking to the Independent, she said: "Brook beach was the best, near Compton Bay, with the shipwreck out at sea."

Birkin - who is arguably most famous for being the muse of Serge Gainsbourg - added she was happy on the island even though her family stayed in the "least chic" part of it during their Isle of Wight holiday.

She also said it was a good time due to her parents "not being too much of a bore" on the break.

Birkin is known for her appearances in films such as Blow-Up and Death on the Nile.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800617264-ADNFCR

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