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The Little Book of Somerset

By Maurice Fells

9780750999649

ISBN: 9780750999649

Published: 16-06-2022


The Little Book of Somerset

By Maurice Fells

ISBN: 9780750999649

Published: 16-06-2022

About This Book

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The town of Wincanton is twinned with a place that does not exist.
  • William Gibbs of Tyntesfield House made his fortune by importing bird droppings from Peru.
  • A song by ‘Scrumpy and Western’ singer Adge Cutler was banned by the BBC for being too raunchy.
  • Nine villages in Somerset are known as the ‘Thankful Villages’.

From seaside to countryside and villages to towns, Somerset is a county where it’s difficult to separate history and mystery.

This fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia reveals all sorts of answers to questions you might have wondered about – and some you didn’t. The facts, stats and anecdotes will surprise even those familiar with this beautiful and historic county.

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