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    This is extraordinary. This book belonged to the Jesuit missionary. The meticulous handwriting in the margins is by Topcliffe - the man who was torturing him. Topcliffe had his own rack at home. He must have read and racked by turns.

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    Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    It's in the amazing library at Ushaw which also houses first editions of On The Origin of Species and a lamp that was bent in the Lisbon earthquake!

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    Frank Cottrell-Boyce