Author Footsteps: Blyton and the Castles, Smugglers and Caves of the Dorset Coast

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Enid Blyton spent a lot of time in Dorset. Elements of the Dorset coast can be recognized in her books, but Blyton’s imagination romanticized the landscape.

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Author Footsteps: Following Enid Blyton to Corfe Castle

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

My favorite childhood book series is Enid Blyton’s Famous Five mysteries. Ever since I learned that Enid Blyton’s inspiration for Kirrin Castle is actually Corfe Castle in Dorset, England, and in homage to the books, you can visit the real life Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe, I determined that one day I would go there.

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Author Footsteps: Bill Bryson was Right about Dorset

I wanted to spend my time exploring Corfe Castle, strolling along the path atop the white chalk cliffs, and finding out if Swanage was still just as Bryson had described.

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IMAX, Harrods & Wicked, London

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

IMAX On our last day in London it rained all day. Far from being disappointed, I thought, “This is more like London.” We were all grateful that we had nowhere specific to be that morning,…

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Airbnb: Welcome to Roupell Street, London!

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Our Airbnb in London was located on Roupell Street, which is occasionally used for various movie sets because it still looks similar to the way it looked 200 years ago.

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