By (author) John Van der Kiste
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Devonshire's Own by John Van der Kiste
Book DescriptionEighth-century martyr St Boniface, tennis player and TV presenter Sue Barker, painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, scholar Sir Thomas Bodley, actor Sir Donald Sinden, Boer War commander Sir Redvers Buller, radio and TV presenter Ed Stewart and round-the-world yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester are among personalities through the ages who have been born in Devon. The county can claim many more who were either born or lived here for a major part of their lives, including Scott of the Antarctica, Agatha Christie, Parson Jack Russell (of terrier fame) and Wayne Sleep. The Elizabethan explorers Sir Francis Drake, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh were all Devonians, as were party leaders Michael Foot and David Owen. This book, by renowned local author John Van der Kiste, features mini-biographies of all these and many more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750947084
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Jeff Lynne, Paperback (August 2015)
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Prussian Princesses, Hardback (November 2014)» View all books by John Van der Kiste
The first proper biographies of the three younger sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II, each whose lives were wrecked by tragedy
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Author Biography - John Van der Kiste
John Van der Kiste has written over 20 books, most of them historical biographies and he has lived in Devon since childhood.
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