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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barry Cade was first introduced to the works of
Thomas Hardy at the age of 14: “The Trumpet Major”
was his O’ level examination text and he was hooked
from then on. He went on to teach all the main Hardy
texts across a 30 year career in Education as a teacher
of English and subsequently as Headmaster of a
Midlands comprehensive school.
Over many years he has regularly been invited
to act as guest speaker on a wide range of Hardy
related topics to various literary societies and arts
organisations. He visited Dorset every summer for
several years, gradually accumulating information
about Hardy’s locations and taking hundreds of
photographs in the process.
After retiring in the late 1990s, he went to live for a
year in Bere Regis right at the heart of Hardy country
and devoted much of that time to identifying and
photographing yet more locations and settings that
Hardy used or may well have used as his models.
These annotated pictures are, therefore, very much
the fruits of a long labour of love and it had always
been the author’s intention to eventually share this
material with other devotees and enthusiasts when
time finally allowed him to do so.
Barry J.Cade (B.A.)
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