Many people have heard all sorts of unusual tales about characters and happenings in Surrey's renowned Georgian market town of Farnham. Now Guy Singer lifts the lid with in-depth research into 70 of those fascinating stories.
'PEEPS INTO THE PAST'
COFFEE WITH THE DUSTMEN
The book is very readable and extremely thorough, revealing an awful lot of information about [Verney] that most of the residents of Farnham who knew him will be totally unaware of.
... meticulously researched and skilfully structured, bringing together a wealth of stories, histories, lives great and small, stretching from the Roman era to the present day. [Guy] breathes vivid life into all of these and unites them in a coherent whole.
Guy has led a peripatetic life since his late thirties. His travels worldwide and life in other countries inspired his love of history, alternative cultures, and his interest in local research. Now settled in Farnham, he is retired, spending time walking and writing. Knowing his love of wandering, folks might question how long he will stay here. The simple answer Guy automatically fires back is “as long as I am happy”.
When asked what the next project in the pipeline is, Guy replied, “I am toying with several ideas. Currently, I am looking at the youngest headmaster in the country, with a family that extends back to the Domesday Book. As a retired head in the 1930s, he toured the world looking for past pupils...”
Watch this space…