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Fiction in Devon

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Carol Dobson | 17 comments My favourite book from childhood was Lorna Doone.
What are your favourite Devon books?
There do not seem to be many people here on Devon Reads. Am I the only one?

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Carol Dobson | 17 comments Henry Williamson, the author ofTarka the Otter built a small wooden hut near Georgeham in North Devon and used to spend up to 15 hours a day there. It was recently sold at auction for a six-figure sum, and English heritage has now given it grade 2 status, as a historical building of repute.
English Heritage said,"The writing hut reflects the work of Henry Williamson, an important author of fictionalised natural history, and provides a tangible link with the man and his writing."

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Jim | 1 comments Do you have any recommendations for books written in or about Devon?

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Carol Dobson | 17 comments Agatha Christie, the world's second best-selling author after the Bible, grew up in Torquay, and so some of her books are set in the south west.

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Carol Dobson | 17 comments Conan Doyle wrote Hound of the BaskervillesThe Hound of the Baskervilleswhich is set on Dartmoor.

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Carol Dobson | 17 comments Charles Kingsley wrote Westward Ho! but I can't recommend it, as have never read it.

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