Torquay-born Agatha Christie is the world's most prolific author. One billion of her novels have been sold in English and a further billion printed in 4 different languages.
The Little Book of Devon is a colourful, fact filled book about another much loved Westcountry county. From Braunton Burrows to Burgh Island, Dartmoor to the Dittisham Plum; a delightful, informative, bite-sized book about one of Britain’s largest and much loved counties.
Devon is the 4th largest county in England and has the 11th largest population. Devon is the only English county to have a separate north and south coastline, a total stretch of 250 miles/ 400 kms and the county is home to more thatched cottages than anywhere else in Great Britain.
3.7 million people visit the English Riviera each year. Those that stay in one of the area's 45,000 tourist beds are part of an annual sleepover of nearly 5 million nights (that's a lot of beds to make!)
Between 1991 and 2001, Devon's population increased by 9%. That decade, it was the fastest growing population in England. Since 2001, it's estimated a further 75,000 people have moved in, that's over 8,600 incomers a year. (Little Book Of Devon)
Tunnel inns are named as such because to get inside you have to pass through a tunnel. In times gone by, visiting drovers would use the passage to heard their stock (they also heard the beer was good). With thanks to The Little Book Of Devon