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Do you know who was the first female MP in parliament?
Who was the man they could not hang?
Which member of the Beatles lost his temper at a famous Devon landmark?
A compendium of fascinating information about Devon past and present, this book contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county’s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry, and royal visits.
A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.
(192 pages / Hardback)
John Van der Kiste has written over 30 books, including royal and historical biographies, local history, true crime, music and a novel. He has also written articles and reviewed books for national and local journals and was a consultant for the BBC TV documentary The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar (2003). He lives in Devon, and his hobbies include music, walking on Dartmoor and art.
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