A Beatrix Potter connection?
The piece starts with Thomas Hardy and refers to other natives of Dorset. Enid Blyton gets a mention for links to the Isle of Purbeck area of the county. The Jane Austin connection has already been described in earlier postings. I was most interested to read that Beatrix Potter stayed in Lyme (Regis) in 1904 and used some views of the town in one of her stories.
It would be useful to know if Beatrix Potter stayed at the Three Cups. This would add a great deal to the potential of the hotel to attract visitors as and when it re-opens for business.