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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

News Clipping: Thomas Hardy's beloved home to throw its doors open to the madding crowd

The country home where Thomas Hardy wrote some of his best known novels is to be opened in full to the public for the first time.

Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset, was designed by the author himself and is where he played host to the luminaries of his time including Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Marie Stopes and H G Wells.

From mid-March thousands of paying visitors will be able to examine the Victorian villa which is just down the road from the cottage where Hardy was born.

Read More: Source - Daily Mail 29th December 2010

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