General History Books by Andrew Norman

"Sometimes a chance meeting or event can inspire a book; particularly if it is associated with my home county of Dorset. For example, with former residents of Tyneham (the ‘Lost Village’) which the residents were obliged to evacuate during the Second World War, never to return. The annual Tolpuddle Rally, which inspired a volume about the struggles of the six impoverished, Dorsetshire labourers who are now immortalised in history as the ‘Tolpuddle Martyrs’. (Identifying the former abode of George Loveless himself was a great thrill.) Meeting the inventor of the swing-wing aeroplane, and I myself visiting the former home and grave of the very first person known to have vaccinated against smallpox; both former residents of Dorset’s Isle of Purbeck. Finding out where Robert Louis Stevenson lived, for a time, and wrote his famous book Treasure Island, as he battled against tuberculosis. (This is in Bournemouth, now part of Dorset.)"

VIEW BOOK Thomas Hardy Biography - Bockhampton and Beyond

Thomas Hardy: Bockhampton and Beyond

VIEW BOOK Corfe Remembered by Andrew Norman

Corfe Remembered

VIEW BOOK Enid Blyton Biography Book: Her Enchantment with Dorset

Enid Blyton and her Enchantment with Dorset

VIEW BOOK Bournemouth's Founders and Famous Visitors

Bournemouth’s Founders and Famous Visitors

VIEW BOOK Purbeck Personalities

Purbeck Personalities

VIEW BOOK The Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

The Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

VIEW BOOK Tyneham The Lost Village of Dorset

Tyneham: The Lost Village of Dorset

VIEW BOOK Dunshay: Reflections on a Dorset Manor House

Dunshay: Reflections on a Dorset Manor House

VIEW BOOK Jane Austin Biography: Love Is Like A Rose

Jane Austen: Love is Like a Rose