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Thomas Hardy's Dorset: With original illustrations (Paperback)
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The novels of Thomas Hardy are firmly rooted in the county - he liked to write about places he knew well and people he lived amongst and it is still possible to visit places and landscapes, the villages with thatched cottages, market squares, and the architecture of churches, mills, and malthouses mentioned in his works. Although some of the sprawling heathlands has been replaced by forestry (currently undergoing a process of restoration) the rolling countryside is largely unchanged, creating a beautiful, bucolic place through which to walk. His 'partly real, partly dream' description of Dorset still resonates today.