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Downton Abbey Writer Backing Puddletown Library

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7:45am 28th February 2013

Volunteers at Puddletown library have the support of Dorset's own Oscar winning writer.

Julian Fellowes, best known as the creator of TV drama Downton Abbey will be holding a talk just for them next month.

The team of unpaid volunteers have recently taken over running the facility after council funding was withdrawn.

Julian Fellowes will be at Puddletown Middle School on Friday 15 March.

The writer won his first Oscar for the script of the film Gosford Park and believes strongly in the value of public libraries.

"Dorset's network of public libraries would be maintained by the county council, but with local government finance under severe pressure that is no longer possible," said Mr Fellowes.

""Faced with the closure of their library the people of Puddletown have taken on th responsibility of running it for themselves, as they believe it is betterfor volunteers librarians to take over than to face the prospect of losing such a precious asset."

Julian Fellowes will be at Puddletown Middle School on Friday 15 March.

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