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Being a series of unmethodical Explorations of the
Printed in Great Britain
First published in 1925
MADE AND PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,
LONDON AND BECCLES.
HERE are few travellers who have not some preconceived idea of the county of Essex. All those who go down to the sea in ships, and have business in the great waters of London have at least a nodding acquaintance with those cursed Essexian plains," and imagine that the somewhat uneventful landscape continues without change to the confines of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. For this reason, perhaps, Essex has been to tourists the Cinderella of the Home Counties.
But Cinderella came into her own when the glass slipper was left behind. The couriers of the Bodley Head are scouring England in quest of the " Unknown," and, without wishing to refer to any of our counties as ugly sisters, I beg to report that the shoe fits. If it is impossible to find places where man has never trodden, it is quite easy to roam in regions where tourists have never been, and some account of Cinderella's charms are herein recorded.
My thanks are due to the Editors of the Graphic and the