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Dartmoor Literature

Novellists and authors come from all over the country to Dartmoor and are often captivated and inspired by the awe-inspiring lanscape and breathtaking views. One famous example is Arthur Conan Doyle, whose famous character Sherlock Holmes ventured to Dartmoor in "The Hound of the Baskervilles". Although many of the places mentioned in the novel are mostly fictionally named, a modern day fan can take the opportunity to stand on the very spot where the most recent adaption of Mr Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock) stood in the episode from earlier this year.

Dartmoor is a popular setting both literature and its cinematic adaptions, as was seen by the success of the film adaption of War Horse, a Micheal Morpurgo story set in the heart of Dartmoor. Spielberg famously spent two weeks of night time filming trying to capture the stunning Dartmoor sunset, in succeeding showing why so many authors are encapsulated by the Dartmoor wilderness as to create the famous literature that millions know and love.

Dartmoor literature ranges from Holmesian mysteries to horsey dramas and even includes the odd Agatha Christie.

Some Dartmoor literature can be found in our Dartmoor Essentials Shop.

                                  
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