R. D. BlackmoreRichard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900), referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world. He won literary merit and acclaim for his vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works. Noted for his eye for and sympathy with nature, critics of the time described this as one of the most striking features of his writings. He is probably best known as the author of Lorna Doone.

 

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  Springhaven: A Tale of the Great War The people of the village of Springhaven interact with events through to the Battle of Trafalgar.

  

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