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Roger Guttridge is a seasoned Dorset author raised locally in Sturminster Newton. His knowledge on the county and its dark and mysterious is vast and his passion for such rich local history is a common theme throughout his writing.

 

Dorset, curious and surprising is from the first few pages exactly that. The book features very well researched tales and stories that fill you with intrigue and fascination from chapter to chapter.

 

The stories of notable county figures such as Benjamin Jesty who discovered the smallpox vaccine and rogues like Judge George Jeffreys and the murk and myth behind the Bloody Assizes. There are also chapters dedicated to Churchill’s bridge too far, the execution of Martha Brown, the real Poole Pirates and who knew that Durweston had its own Poltergeist case!        

 

Review by David Goulden c/o

The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.

Click here to find out more information, and how to order from the Bradwell Books website.

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On first browsing Paranormal Purbeck, it doesn't take long before the reader is engrossed in every page, eager to turn the next and find out what is lurking around the corner.

 

The book refreshingly begins with some pages dedicated to what we feel ghosts might be, and gives some thought as to what could be at play during an alleged paranormal encounter.

 

There is no doubt that strange things happen. This book reveals some of those hidden mysteries from the normally quiet and tranquil Purbeck region of Dorset.  

 

It is a very welcome addition to any library of paranormal research and reference books.

 

Review by David Goulden c/o

The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.

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Click here to find out more information, and how to order from the Inspiring Places Publishing website.

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Click here to find out more information, and how to order from the Halsgrove Books website.

Secret Dorset by Robert Westwood aims to enlighten the reader of some of the counties places and idylls off the beaten track. Backed up by facts and detailed history the book is complemented with some great photography and where necessary practical information such as maps and seasonal opening times of featured attractions.        

 

The book is a good walker’s guide that meanders through coastal paths in the Purbecks or more rural escapes through ancient Dorset villages and rambling downs like Hod and Hambledon Hill in the Blackmore Vale.

 

Along the way the book feeds the reader with good interesting facts and traditions.

 

 

 

Review by David Goulden c/o

The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.

The ‘Legends & Folklore’ series are the latest from the house of Bradwell that seek out the countries quirks, legends, customs, superstitions and spooky tales.

 

The Dorset edition is packed with information to satisfy the curious reader or avid folklorist. Its pocket size means that it can be easily packed in a bag or slipped into the jacket of any reader wanting to discover more about its contents. The book talks of phantom dogs at Portland, witchery at Lyme Regis, the screaming skull of Bettiscombe and the legends of Knowlton Church and the Cerne Giant.

 

The pages are well laid out and the information held within is plentiful.  

 

 

 

Review by David Goulden c/o

The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.