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The Best Burglar in the County - the life of Joan Wake by Neil Lyon


Email [email protected] to book this fascinating talk. Joan Wake turned up at nearly every Northamptonshire country house in the 1920s and 1930s, bullying the owners into entrusting their archives into her care.

She relished her ‘descriptive title’, but actually saved many archives which would otherwise have been lost or destroyed.

Neil Lyon is Northamptonshire born and bred, a lawyer, archivist and author.

His last talk at Abthorpe Are Country Houses an Anachronism? was a sell out. Please put the date in your diary and book up.

Details as follows:
£20.00 per ticket includes delicious canapés with wine or soft drinks.
RSVP: Mary Miller: [email protected]