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The strange intimacy of Census documents: Following the Glanvilles from Cornwall, Part 2 —

After discovering my Glanville ancestors had come from Cornwall in the late 19th century — thus explaining my taste for cool weather, Poldark and the Gothic, Cornwall-set tales of Daphne du Maurier (The Birds, Rebecca) — I had two central questions.

What had their lives been like in the old country? And why had they left what by all accounts is one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles, if not in the world?


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