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The 1996 TV se­ries of Enid Bly­ton’s The Fa­mous Five, was filmed at Dun­ster Cas­tle, and Ched­dar Caves. It also fea­tured the vil­lage of Boss­ing­ton.

El­iz­a­beth Goudge is best known for The Lit­tle White Horse, a book J K Rowl­ing said was her favourite when grow­ing up.

Af­ter serv­ing in the RAF as a radar in­struc­tor, Clarke went on to be­come chair­man of the Bri­tish In­ter­plan­e­tary So­ci­ety, and de­vised a sys­tem of geo-sta­tion­ary satel­lites upon which all mod­ern com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems are now de­signed.

Fay Wel­don CBE has re­cently re­leased, Af­ter the Peace. Her fifth novel in the Dil­berne fam­ily saga – in which the au­thor traces the life and times of both Up­stairs and Down­stairs, from the end of Queen Vic­to­ria’s reign through the first half of the 20th cen­tury – jump­ing now into the bright new fe­male light of the 21st cen­tury.

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