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Belmont in Lyme Regis after completion of 10-year restoration by The Landmark Trust

Open Day at Author’s Lyme Regis Retreat

After eight years of research and two years of restoration, work on the seaside villa, where author John Fowles lived, has been completed. In celebration, The Landmark Trust are hosting two open days there this weekend (26th and 27th September 2015).

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Former bricklayer Ricky Austin now runs Alice's Bear Shop.

How Alice’s Bear Shop teaches Lyme Regis the bear necessities

You might think you could find no higher form of cuddly twee than a teddy bear shop in Lyme Regis, but once you know that Alice’s owner, Rikey Austin, began her career as a bricklayer in the Black Country before moving into writing and illustrating books for children, it becomes clear that there is more lateral thinking behind this enterprise than meets the eye.

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Marshwood Vale by Kerrie Ann Gardner

Visions of West Dorset with Kerrie Ann Gardner

Landscape photographer and artist Kerrie Ann Gardner has captured plenty of stunning images so far this year. Yarn Magazine’s Stephen Banks popped into her Tytherleigh cottage for a chat

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John Fowles with James Crowden

The novelist who came for tea

I was in a bookshop in Ilminster, Paragon Books, the one that was owned by Chris Chapman, who also owned the bookshop in Lyme Regis, Serendip. Sadly Chris is no longer with us, but both bookshops are still flourishing. He passionately believed in local authors and local books. I got on well with Chris and so I waved a manuscript under his nose, something I had written about poetry and farm labouring: sheep shearing, night lambing, forestry and cider making. This was back in the summer of 1991. A lot of cider and sheep have gone under the bridge since then.

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