Edited by journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir, this splendid book looks at what makes Dorset special, how it has developed, and how its combination of benign climate, beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, glorious buildings, vibrant creative arts and outstanding food continue to draw people. Beautifully produced, it includes a series of photographic essays by the Sherborne-based photographer, Katharine Davies, and contributions from a host of Dorset folk. What makes the book extra special is that it is raising funds for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Dorset Community Foundation and Dorset RNLI. The cover price is £20. There are no production costs to pay as these have been covered by the Rothermere Foundation, and all the contributors have given their services for free.