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1847 – Dedication

1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery


To my wonderful sister Sasha, who was by my side during that marvellous Mexican adventure when 1847 struck me head-on all those years ago, and who serenely nudged me forward until this book was complete.

And to her equally magnificent husband, Tom, a Keeper of the Flame if ever there was one.

I also offer it as a thank you to my friends Herbie and Jacquie – for the counsel, the banter, the lunches and the laughter.