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ISBN: 9780857043085
AUTHOR: Roy Carr
The Isle of Purbeck in Pen & Ink
The Isle of Purbeck in Pen & Ink
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The Isle of Purbeck is a fascinating part of Dorset which is a little paradise and a delight to both local people and visitors.

This easy-to-read book is full of all the information needed to offer the reader, or would-be explorer, a feel for an island full of beauty, history, archaeology, architecture, mystery and legend.

As armchair reading, it is designed to inspire the wish to discover new places or capture memories and in the field it is an essential companion for a walk. It is especially useful as a guide to new visitors.

The book embraces the magnificent Jurassic Coast from its sandy beaches to its cave-ridden limestone and chalk cliffs, broken only by sheltered caves.

Inland, the ridges, valleys and rolling heartland offer picturesque views and are a haven for wildlife. Iconic, stone-built villages abound, most with accompanying church and manor house, adding their own characteristics to the surrounding countryside.

Many are depicted in over 300 meticulous illustrations and maps for which an explanation is given in hand-written text. The drawings were created from the authorís direct experience of countless walks and thorough investigation of Purbeck over a number of years.

Roy Carr is a native of Lancashire but has lived in Dorset for over forty years. He has always drawn and painted, studying at the Salford College of Art. In 1959 he enlisted in the Royal Marines and served for twenty-five years during which he was posted in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Singapore and the West Indies. On retirement he ran a Commercial Art Studio for ten years before becoming a lecturer and tutor in Art for Dorset County Council. A keen walker, his favourite areas are Purbeck, Dartmoor and the Lake District. He now serves as Chairman of the East Dorset Brave Art Society.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 308 5, hardback, 205x205mm, 160 pages. Published May 2018.

Purbeck PersonalitiesPurbeck Personalities - £12.99
Each of the personalities highlighted helped to create, in his or her unique way, the threads, of which the colourful tapestry of Purbeck is woven. In recounting their varied lives, Dorset author Andrew Norman conjours up a fascinating galaxy of personalities to illuminate the history of this most characterful corner of England.
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