THE tale of one of Uttoxeter’s most endearing figures of the 19th century told by a town historian is now available as an e-publication.
Into The Unknown, by Joy Dunicliff, of Stone Road, is now available to readers through the e-book format with the reference number 978-1-909833-12-8.
The book tells the incredible story of Mary Howitt’s surviving sons who became big names in their own rights.
The two men, Carlton and Alfred, lived in Australia and New Zealand and left their mark in the same way as their mother.
Mrs Dunicliff previously told the story of The Spider and the Fly author with the release of Quaker to Catholic: Mary Howitt, Lost Author of the 19th Century, and found a lot about her family during the process of writing it.
This spurred her on to write this latest insight into the life of the author.
The mother-of-four said: “This has grown from my last book as I knew her surviving sons went to Australia and New Zealand.
“One of the things that puzzled me was when Mary’s younger son died in New Zealand she did not make any comment on it.”
Into The Unknown is also available to buy from Redfern’s Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life, in Carter Street, and to download for the Kindle.