'It's not often I have a Wow! reaction to a book, but 'DARTMOUTH An Enchanted Place' by Joslin Fiennes deserves no less a reaction. This is a truly beautiful book, a masterpiece of academic research and a treasure that I know I'll be re-reading over and over until the binding falls apart' --Love Dartmouth
'It's a beautiful book entertainingly written, full of interesting facts and lavishly illustrated.' --Su Carroll, Western Morning News
Dartmouth has been a town of kings and princes, pirates and smugglers, explorers and inventors. Artists, writers and poets are part of the town s rich history. Author Joslin Fiennes has presented us with her sumptuous book on the town and its special place in both time and place. It is packed with pictures and takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of facts from Chaucer to D-Day and beyond... capturing the people and events which have helped forge the unique identity of the town along the way' --Steve Peacock, Dartmouth Chronicle & South Hams Gazette
About the Author
Joslin Fiennes has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, and a PhD in economics from George Washington University. Early jobs included a stint as sub-editor for Punch and assistant editor for The Journal of Modern African Studies, when living in Tanzania. While in Botswana she published short stories, principally about Africa. She worked for the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC for over a quarter of a century, and this book marks her return to writing. After coming to Dartmouth, she has been a magistrate and school governor and has developed interests in gardening and art. Researching 'Dartmouth: An Enchanted Place' has given her a richer understanding of a much-loved place.