My third novel, The Right Place, is set in the area around Bridport and Abbotsbury, in West Dorset.
I first went to Dorset in 2011 for a holiday and fell in love with it. To know why, go to The Right Place page.
If I ever have the financial means to go back to the West Country - I lived in Cornwall for a year back in 1997 and loved it! - then Bridport is the place where I'd want to live and work. You are not that far away from London and you have access to different counties around, as far as Cornwall, perfect for attending events, fairs and markets.
For people like us - we are a creative couple - The St Michael's Trading Estate would provide the ideal environment in which to start a business - we have a very clear idea of what we'd like to do. We write, we design, we publish, we create and we also trade antiques and vintage items.
We have enjoyed the Arts and Vintage Quarter and the wonderful bookshops in the town centre many times since our first visit to the area (we will be back there next week!).
Bridport is a dynamic and creative town located in one of the most beautiful landscapes in England. It deserves to become an example of how to regenerate a small town and how to boost the local economy by providing small businesses and local creative professionals with the right environment in which to develop and grow.
This documentary explains the threat posed by redevelopment to the estate and describes the alternative future for the area proposed by the novel scheme Enterprise St Michael's - such a brilliant idea!
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