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by Glyn Paflin

Fine husbands

THEY were hardly the Mitford girls, but have you ever wondered whom Dean Farrar’s daughters married? Eric is not a girls’ book; but maybe it gave them insights into the male — at least, the schoolboy — mind.

Maud, Farrar’s third daughter, married Henry, later Bishop, Montgomery, father of “Monty”, the famous field-marshal. Sybil, his fourth, chose another action man. Her husband, the Revd Sidney Savage, was another of her father’s ...

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