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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Famous Writers

1. D H Lawrence

D H Lawrence spent the years 1915–17 in the remote village of Zennor with his wife Frieda. He loved the “high shaggy moor hills, and big sweep of lovely sea”, but was forced to leave in the face of hostility. He later described his Cornish experiences in the novel Kangaroo.

2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Dartmoor provided the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s yarn, The Hound of the Baskervilles, based on a number of local legends concerning supernatural black dogs that inhabited the remotest reaches of the moor.

3. Charles Causley

Along with John Betjeman, Causley is one of the best known 20th-century poets associated ...

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