The A-Z of Curious Essex

By Paul Wreyford (author) | Format: Paperback / softback | Rating:

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Curious' is perhaps not the first word you would use to label Essex. But 'curiouser and curiouser' it becomes when you dig below the surface. Meet larger-than-life characters, including the one-time fattest man in England whose waist was wider than the height of an average man. And talking of big, discover the origin of Humpty Dumpty. Did you know that explorer David Livingstone, who trekked across Africa, got lost in Esses; that the Essex villain Dick Turpin was only identified because a relative refused to pay the cost of a 'stamp', or that St George saw off his dragon here? Surprising and bizarre tales abound if you dig a little deeper. And if you literally look below the surface in Essex, you'll discover one of the most incredible Government 'secrets' of all time.

Author Biography

Paul Wreyford has been a journalist for more than twenty years. One of his jobs was editor of Middle East Health, a magazine based in Dubai. Because of his career, writing and editing are second nature to him. Paul had three local history books published and a fourth is due to be published by The History Press. He lives in Chelmsford.

Product Specifications

Format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
The History Press
Pages
160
Language
English
Series
A-Z of Curious
Date Published
1 July 2013
Publication Place
England
Imprint
The History Press
Size
239 x 172 x 9
ISBN
9780752489865
Contributors

Paul Wreyford (author)

Subject(s)

Local history

Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal

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November 22 - November 26 Royal Mail: 2nd Class Parcels +£0.00 (included in displayed price)

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