Thomas Hardy fan and expert Alban O’Brien (above) previews his Tuesday 01 February 2.30 talk at Gold Hill Museum in an entertaining interview with ThisisAlfred’s Keri Jones. Alban reveals that one of his reasons for moving to Dorset was his passion for Hardy’s writings. As a leader of literary tours Alban has scouted all the North Dorset locations which feature in Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. Hardy was so deeply impressed by the view from Castle Hill that he checked the details of properties available to buy in Shaftesbury. Alban plans to reference all 14 of Hardy’s novels in his talk on Thomas Hardy: the Novels, the Novelist and North Dorset.
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