Posts from the ‘Books’ category

A Dorset Tudor mystery: Did famous poet fake his own death for love?

SIR THOMAS WYATT competed with Henry VIII for the affections of Anne Boleyn. Even if you have never heard of Wyatt, a diplomat and a brilliant…

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Er… Um… Ah

I POPPED in to Bridport Old Books and Caroline said to me: “Here, try this.” So I put some headphones on and listened to what sounded…

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Reynolds Stone exhibition in London: See why we know his work, if not his name

GOOD piece in The Times about Reynolds Stone (1909-1979), one of the greatest 20th century letter-cutters and engravers, who lived in the old rectory at Litton Cheney. He’s not…

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The tree you could drink beer inside, and other stories about Dorset’s oldest inhabitants

Review of The Great Trees of Dorset, by Andrew Pollard & Emma Brawn, with Photographs by Colin Varndell (Dovecote Press, £9.95 paperback, £16.95 hardback) THERE ARE many…

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Clare and Chevalier sell out in Bridport

Six weeks to go to the start of the Bridport Literary Festival and there’s no tickets left for events featuring authors Tracy Chevalier and Horatio Clare.…

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