A Purbeck Bus Expedition & Good Eats in Wareham

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

One of my favorite things about England is the double-deck buses. I love sitting in the front row of the top deck above the traffic and watching tree branches hit the front of the bus…

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Travel Log: Rain & Reflections – Day 11

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Rain in England is not just a myth. We’d been fortunate so far with only one day of rain, and now we were treated to our second; just so we didn’t get the wrong impression…

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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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