Julie Ann Godson moved to Northmoor four years ago and heard the tale of the humble 18th-century fisherman’s daughter who married a lord and became a viscountess.

As a wheelchair-user, she did most of the research for The Water Gypsy from her kitchen table, but travelled to Ireland to track down the story. It tells the story of Betty Ridge, whose granddaughter became Duchess of Marlborough and chatelaine of Blenheim Palace and is available at £8.99 plus P&P from FeedARead.com