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Turvey & The Mordaunts, with Some Account of Legh Richmond and his Connection with Turvey By Deborah Richardson et al.
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First published in 1893, this fascinating little book is a Victorian snapshot of the beautiful village of Turvey in Bedfordshire. Written by prolific local history author, the schoolmaster, Thomas... More > Wright and the Reverend G.F.W. Mundby, the rector of Turvey. As well as a little history of the village, there are chapters on members of the illustrious Mordaunt family, who were not only "Lords of the Manor" of Turvey but were elevated to the Earldom of Peterborough. The book concludes with a biography of the best-selling author, and Turvey's most famous rector, the Rev. Legh Richmond. Richmond is barely known nowadays, but in his time was a very famous and esteemed gentleman. His book "The Dairyman's Daughter" sold over four million copies in nineteen languages. This republished classic also includes a new introduction by local historian, Deborah Richardson, additional illustrations and information from both the first and the rarer second editions of the original book.< Less

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