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Book chronicles Richmonds of the world
A BOOK chronicling details of the most named place on the planet has been published.
Richmonds of the World reveals information on the 55 Richmonds which are spread across five continents.
Author Barclay Simpson, a resident of Richmond, North Yorkshire, said the five-month journey to write and publish the book had been fascinating.
The book includes information on Richmond, in Victoria, Australia, which is home to one of the most successful Australian Rules football clubs in the country.
Richmond, in Cape Province, South Africa, is the birthplace of medical pioneer Dr Emil Hoffa, who was the founder of modern orthopaedics.
Other Richmonds include Richmond in California, which was first inhabited by the Ohlone Indians.
The city is now the largest in the US controlled by the Green Party.
Mr Simpson, 59, said: “It’s been a great experience writing it and talking to people from all over the world.
“I’m hoping to visit some of the Richmonds - I just want to find out what makes these places tick.”
The author, who has also launched a website on the world’s Richmonds, is planning a golf tournament featuring representatives of the different towns.
A Richmonds of the Worlds convention has also been discussed.
The book costs £14.99 and is available at various locations, including Castle Hill Bookshop, in Richmond.
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