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December 2017: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. - Thomas Hardy
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