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George Borrow
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Born in East Dereham, Norfolk
Born on 5th of July 1803
Died on 26th of July 1881

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Born 1803. Died 1881 - English writer.


Spent five years articled to a firm of solicitors before turning to literature. Edited six volumes of Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence (1825). Travelled widely. Books included The Bible in Spain (1843), Lavengro (1851) and its sequel The Romany Rye (1857), novels about his own gypsy life.

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