Dorset, of all the English counties, can lay claim to
having the most romantic of landscapes, and the
dramatic beauty of her coastline is captured in
the photographs in this book. Here the Dorset
landscape is revealed as few of us have seen it
before as we are taken on an aerial journey from
the westernmost point where Dorset meets
Devon, from Lyme Regis, past Weymouth to the
Isle of Purbeck, and across the broad sweep of
Poole Bay to Bournemouth and Christchurch.
On this journey of around 70 miles (115
kilometres) we pass the wonderfully sculpted cliff
formations around Lulworth, and fly over tiny
seaside villages and historic towns.
Much of this coastline is known as The Jurassic
Coast, aWorld Heritage Site that attracts
thousands every year.
Literary associations with the novels of Thomas
Hardy, and the unforgettable scene portrayed in
the cinematic adaptation of The French
Lieutenant’s Woman, filmed on the Cob at Lyme
Regis, make this a landscape for true romantics
and this little book is the perfect memento for
those who wish to take a little bit of Dorset
home with them.
Jason Hawkes is one of the country’s
best-known photographers specialising
in aerial photography. From his base
near London he travels worldwide to
produce images for books, advertising
and design. Since 1991 he has
provided photographs for major
international companies including Nike,
HSBC, Ford, Rolex,Toyota and BP.
The images in this book and the sister
publications in the series were
specially commissioned by Halsgrove.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 52 0, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published August 2009.