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Roderic Fenwick Owen

Roderic Fenwick Owen (1921-2011), a relation of a jockey who won the Grand National, the founder of the National Trust, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire and as many Dukes and Duchesses as you like, was at one time or another a travel writer, a beachcomber, a husband to a Polynesian princess, a painter, a court poet and a Royal Air Force veteran. He was at all times a romantic and never passed up on love, even if only for the night. He died shortly before his 90th birthday and left behind three Encyclopedia-sized volumes of memoirs, which have been abridged into the book OH, WHAT A LOVELY CENTURY.
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