Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 15:00


The Exchange
1 Old Market Hill
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1QU

Jon Woolcott | Real Dorset | Sturminster Newton Literary Festival

 Jon Woolcott will be talking about his new book Real Dorset (Seren 2023), the latest in Seren's 'Real' Series. Real Dorset is a personal, detailed, discursive, humorous and idiosyncratic look at the county famous for its spectacular coastline, for its historic towns, its eco foodie reputation, for Hardy and Fowles. But there’s much more behind the tourist-friendly façade – subversion, rebellion and revolt, wealth and poverty, ghost stories and rich folklore.  Criss-crossing the county, Woolcott makes connections, uncovers the hidden and the forgotten. Locals and tourists alike may think they know Dorset: Jon Woolcott’s book proves that there is plenty more to learn about it. Tickets: £8. For further information and to book visit: www.sturlitfest.com