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This absorbing documentary shows how Thomas Hardy’s life and art intertwined. Tracing Hardy from his birthplace at Higher Bockhampton, in Dorset, to the nearby town of Stinsford, where his family attended church, and to Dorchester (the inspiration for his book ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’), this is the full story of a fascinating character and the inspirations for his much-loved works. Presented by Hardy afficionados Martin Seymour-Smith and James Gibson, the DVD reveals a host of locations featured in his novels and his family life.
Today, Hardy is still renowned as one of the greatest English language authors in history, and classics such as ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ and ‘Jude The Obscure’ have ensured that he retains a global following.