George Sturt

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George Sturt (1863-1927), who also wrote under the pseudonym George Bourne, was an English writer on rural crafts and affairs. He was born and grew up in Farnham, Surrey.[1]

Sturt was a grammar school teacher until 1894 when his father died, after which he took over and ran the family wheelwright shop in Farnham, where he continued to live for the rest of his life.

He wrote numerous books and articles under the name George Bourne, including a novel.


  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer (1907)
  • William Smith, Farmer and Potter: 1790-1858 (1919)
  • A Year's Exile (1898), his only published novel
  • The Bettesworth book (1901)
  • The Ascending Effort (1910)
  • Change in the Village (1912)
  • Lucy Bettesworth (1913)
  • A Farmer's Life, with a Memoir of the Farmer's Sister (1922)
  • The Wheelwright's Shop (1923)
  • A Small Boy in the Sixties (1927)


  1. ^ Fice, Brigid (2009). Death in Victorian Farnham. Great Britain: Farnham & District Museum Society. p. 64. ISBN 9780901638151. 

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