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Friday, 1 February 2008

Hardy inspires new west folklore book

Thomas Hardy wove West Country myth and legend seamlessly into his novels and poems, having taken part himself in many old customs and heard a treasury of folk tales, many from his own family traditions.

He drew on local histories and antiquarian works, the writings of William Barnes, the Dorset dialect poet, and accounts in both magazines and newspapers.

READ MORE - Source: Western Daily Press
01 February 2008

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