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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 1 edition (17 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841623938
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841623931
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...Alexandra Richards shows us in Slow Dorset how easeful for mind and body it can be simply to wander about a place ..... There is lots of information, too, about where to eat, where to sleep, where to walk, and generally how to get the maximum pleasure from your stay in a very pleasant county.' This England 'Slow Dorset guide is a must for anyone who wants to savour the best of Dorset.' Blackmore Vale Magazine 'It is impossible to praise this book too highly, it is a MUST HAVE for both visitors and residents.' Jeremy Powne, Vice-President, Dorset Wildlife Trust

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Alexandra Richards was born in Dorset and is now a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Australia. She is currently working on the eighth edition of the Bradt guide to Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emma on 26 Nov 2012
Format: Paperback
If, like me, you lap up the kinds of programmes and books which encompass British eccentricities, wonderful local produce and amazing places to visit, then this book is for you.

Use it either as a reference book to find gems which would otherwise remain undiscovered, or for reading cover to cover as a narrative to celebrate the wonderful county of Dorset, and a way of life which will hopefully be preserved for generations to come.

This is a wonderful insight into both places and people, with lovely anecdotes from local characters. The Author's love of the county she grew up in shines through, producing a book which provokes sentimentality, while remaining an excellent, functional guidebook.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Book Beaver on 17 Oct 2012
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This book collects together fascinating and useful information about Dorset. It may be 'Slow' as it is one of very few counties that does not have even a mile of motorway within its county boundaries but its range of scenery, activities, pubs, tea-rooms and entertainments more than makes up for its lack of fast-track roads. Anyway the north and south of the county are reasonably well-served by rail.
The pictures on the front cover depict the iconic images of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door but the book explains that there is far more to the county than these well-known landmarks.
The Mill at Sturminster Newton, the Cerne Abbas Giant (naughty but nude!), the Blackmore Vale which was lovingly described by Hardy, Purbeck (an island in name only), Abbotsbury with its swannery and delightfully named and presented villages such as Ryme Intrinseca, Toller Porcorum and Upwey are all part of "God's County".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reiki Girl on 1 May 2012
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Slow Dorset: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Guides))Slow Dorset, latest of the Bradt Guides, captures the restful landscapes and the fascinating variety of people found in this pretty county. It tempts you in to experience the hospitality and sometimes the gentle eccentricities found here. The author's reconnection with her home reveals a love and respect for the food, the crafts, the festivals and the history which abound in Dorset. Unapologetically slow, undoubtedly special.
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