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Girl snaps top photo for television detective

PUBLISHED: 15:04 10 November 2010

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A student who attends a school based in the house where Charles Dickens once lived has been presented with an award by a top actor.

Emma Shove, a year 11 pupil at Gad’s Hill independent school, near Gravesend, came second and was highly commended in a national competition with her photograph entitled “Perspective”.

The 15-year-old, from Lower Shorne, is studying for her GCSE exams at the school where the writer lived from 1856 until his death in 1870.

She met David Suchet, the actor who plays television detective Hercule Poirot, when she received her certificate at Greenwich Park on Thursday. She said: “It was really nice to meet him but also a bit of a weird coincidence as he went to school in Birchington-on-Sea, which is where I took the photograph.”

Emma originally submitted her image for a school competition, but teachers were so impressed they entered it for the National Historic Ships competition. “Perspective”, shortlisted from 400 entries, was exhibited at Queen’s House in Greenwich Park with the other winners.

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