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Reprint: local history publishers in Loughborough, Leicestershire and the Midlands

Reprint publish original local history books for Loughborough, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, with a catalogue of over 300 titles. We also reprint out-of-print and hard-to-find volumes of local interest, as well as postcards and calendars. Want to write a book of local interest? We can publish it for you.

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The Life And Times Of Francis 'Tanky' Smith (Leicester's first private detective)

C. R. Townsend

An in-depth account of the life of this legendary man, with many never-before published facts.

From the introduction of the book:

"Having scoured most of the local history books for information about Francis 'Tanky' Smith, Leicester's first private detective, all they ever quoted was his most famous case, that of finding James Beaumont Winstanley, the High Sheriff of the county, dead in Germany.

"No other personal information seemed to be available, such as where was he born? Whom did … [more about this new title]

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