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JOHN SHARPE studied Classics at Durham University and followed National
Service in the Army with a working life in the police. A native of Cumbria, he
has lived in the county's Eden Valley since the 1960s. His speciality as a biog-
rapher is the unsung hero or villain. The Eden Valley is a rich mine of wor-
thy material.
His previous books are
John Metcalfe Carleton: Georgian Rake of the Eden
Valley and The Workman Brothers: English Pioneers of the American West
which was shortlisted for the 2014 Lake District Book of the Year Award.
the author
ISBN: 978 1 910237 08 3
112 pages, 46 illustrations
155 x 230 mm, paperback,
price 10, plus postage
available April 2015
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