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The Cool Dorset Guide: A one-night stay at The Pig on the Beach

17
Mar
2017

My room at The Pig on the Beach had everything a hotel guest could wish for. Stunning décor, a view across the sea towards Old Harry Rocks and a rolltop bath strategically placed by the window to enjoy the amazing ...continued

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16
Mar
2017

Fans of Trisha Ashley wax lyrical about her storytelling, elegant writing style and original plots. Katie Fforde calls her “one of the best writers around” while Sophie Kinsella praises her ...continued

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12
Mar
2017

Jeffrey Archer is a writing dynamo. His books have sold a mind-blowing 300 million copies in 35 different languages and at 76 he’s still at the top of his game. ...continued

07
Mar
2017

This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a Katie Fforde novel. The temperature is hovering around six degrees (brrrr… I’m still wearing my coat and fingerless gloves ...continued

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25
Feb
2017

“As war rages, can love and friendship survive?” That’s the compelling tagline on the cover of Ambulance Girls, a new historical saga by Australian writer Deborah Burrows. Having read the ...continued

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