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Maldon: Book looks at district's curious characters
5:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in Local News
The fattest man in England, an ancestor of the first American president and a physician in pyjamas who hunted wolves in Russia are among the colourful characters to have lived in the Maldon district.
Their stories are some of the quirky tales recorded by historian Paul Wreyford in his latest book, The A-Z of Curious Essex.
Introducing the book, Paul said: “Every county in England has its curiosities.
“Essex is one of the largest, and therefore it is no surprise that it should be home to so many curious tales, customs and people."
* The A-Z of Curious Essex, by Paul Wreyford, is published by The History Press and is available to buy now.
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