Author Archives: John Daffurn

George Glover (1812-1890): the unfulfilled potential of a Victorian architect

John Daffurn’s latest book is due to be published on 4 November 2022 Between 1839 and 1842, a wealthy newspaper proprietor in Stamford, England, commissioned a group of fine Victorian buildings by an architect who until recently, had remained unknown. … Continue reading

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Out of hibernation

Covid played havoc with my love of travel but it provided additional windows for desk research. I was able to publish Stamford Tenants towards the end of 2020 and make a start on a biography of the architect of Rock … Continue reading

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Stamford Tenants publication 23 October

Pre-orders for delivery by 23 October are now closed but it is possible to order for delivery after publication date HERE. Articles about the book will appear in Active magazine at the end of October and the Stamford Mercury on … Continue reading

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On track for launch

If you are interested in more information about Stamford Tenants please register HERE The book will look like this when it is launched towards the end of October …  

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Next steps

If you are interested in additional information about Stamford Tenants please register HERE The manuscript is being typeset as we speak and estimates are in from the printers. My mind has turned to marketing the book and myself…the bit I hate. … Continue reading

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Final Book Cover

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My new book

A few years ago, whilst living in a Grade II listed terrace house in Stamford, I wondered who had lived in the house before me. The terrace of ten houses was built in 1841 by Richard Newcomb, the proprietor of … Continue reading

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A reawakening

I haven’t posted for some time. Moving house and shielding from Coronavirus has slowed the pace of life and severely curtailed travel in 2020. However, one benefit of lock down is the additional time which has allowed me to pick … Continue reading

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Two years ago I visited Argentina to research for my book Seeking John Campbell. Now in less than two weeks time I will return. Not for further research but to visit places in Argentina, Peru and Chile that have always … Continue reading

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Latest Reviews of Seeking John Campbell

The following reviews of Seeking John CampbellĀ have been recently published on Goodreads and Amazon. “…excellent for anyone who likes reading real-life adventures…” See full review by Rebecca McNutt HERE Goodreads “Written with the verve of a detective, the tenacity of … Continue reading

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