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Famous local writers

Awe-inspiring writers and heroes of times gone by who lived in or wrote about Dorset include Enid Blyton, Thomas Hardy and T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).

  • Enid Blyton Enid Blyton

    Find out what Enid Blyton used to do on her holidays in Purbeck and which local landmarks gave her inspiration to write her books.

  • Lawrence Trail leaflet cover T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

    Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia used to live near Bovington in Dorset. From a young age he explored the world and later decided to retire to a small Dorset cottage.

  • Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy

    Thomas Hardy had many connections with Dorset and another famous resident - T.E. Lawrence

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