Stephen Channing, author of Turner’s Margate Through Contemporary Eyes – The Viney Letters

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“Surprisingly, one of the best sources of information on life in Margate in the early 19th century was a little town in Australia. Stewart Viney had attended school and later worked in Margate, living just a few doors away from where the artist Turner was staying with his mistress Mrs Booth, but then joined the Bendigo Gold Rush. Finding only mixed fortune there, he progressed into journalism and produced many fascinating articles about the place where he had grown up and the people who had surrounded him. These have been fortunately rediscovered and edited into a single volume of great interest to local people and social historians alike. The book contains numerous contemporary illustrations.”

Published 1 December 2009
ISBN 978-0-9559219-2-6
92 pages, Royal Octavo
£7.99
Available now from all good booksellers or directly from:
Ozaru Books
Street Acre
St Nicholas-at-Wade
BIRCHINGTON
CT7 0NG
U.K.
Tel: +44 1843 847701
Links to Amazon: UK US DE JP FR CA
Surprisingly, one of the best sources of information on life in Margate in the early 19th century was a little town in Australia. Stewart Viney had attended school and later worked in Margate, living just a few doors away from where the artist Turner was staying with his mistress Mrs Booth, but then joined the Bendigo Gold Rush. Finding only mixed fortune there, he progressed into journalism and produced many fascinating articles about the place where he had grown up and the people who had surrounded him. These have been fortunately rediscovered and edited into a single volume of great interest to local people and social historians alike. The book contains numerous contemporary illustrations.
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