Famous for its spectacular coastal scenery, beautiful beaches and ancient castles, Dorset is a county with a huge and diverse appeal. From the delights of Lyme Regis to lovely Lulworth Cove, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through picturesque surroundings, sleepy villages, beaches and coves, ancient castles, museums and the magnificent Jurassic Coast. They're all here in a lovingly painted picture of Dorset today. In 50 Gems of Dorset author John Megoran explores some of the places that make this part of the country so special.
John Megoran was born in Weymouth and grew up watching the last days of Cosens's paddle steamers in the 1960s. He returned PS Kingswear Castle to service in 1985 and subsequently ran the business on the Medway and Thames as well as sailing as the steamer's principal captain.