The Little Book of Devon

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 192 pages
Author: J. Van der Kiste
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9780752461670
Other: sketches
Publisher: The History Press

Do you know ...
Which MP was the first woman to take her seat in parliament?
Who was the man they could not hang?
Which member of the Beatles lost his temper at a famous Devon landmark?
Which pub in Devon dates back to the 12th century?
Which eccentric Devon explorer is thought to be the original inspiration behind Indiana Jones?  

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.

1. Royalty & Politics
2. Artists, Architects, Musicians & Actors
3. Literature & Learning
4. Crime & Punishment
5. Countryside & Environment
6. Transport
7. Food & Drink
8. Industy & Population
9. War, Religion & Folklore
10. Devon Explorers & Eccentrics
11. Sporting Devon
12. A Final Jaunt Around the County

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