The Living Literature Society hosted a memorable Thomas Hardy Weekend at the King’s Arms Hotel in Dorchester Dorset. Bags of character, this is the very hotel featured in Hardy’s ‘Mayor of Casterbridge'. It also provided the perfect base for a two day tour of Hardy’s Wessex. The hotel chef presented members with a beautifully prepared three- course gala dinner in the spectacular Casterbridge Room where, in the novel, the Mayor was seen through the window from the street by the wife he'd auctioned off years earlier. Here, after coffee and dessert, The Hardy Players presented an atmospheric theatrical and musical Hardy miscellany. The food and service maintained its high standard throughout our stay. This hotel was also where Thomas Hardy met Robert Louis Stevenson when Stephenson was travelling to Dartmoor for his health. Our en- suite rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the hearty English breakfast almost rendered lunch unnecessary.
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