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George Eliot’s over-sized right hand

Source: George Eliot was proud of her broad right hand – as this picture, taken in c1860, proves. That was not a sentiment shared by her relatives

One day in the 1840s a young woman was talking to her neighbour in a genteel villa on the outskirts of Coventry. At one point in the conversation the 20-something Mary

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