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Did you know that A la Ronde in Exmouth is unique, the only 16-sided Georgian home in Britain? It was supposedly designed by Jane Parminster, who lived there with her cousin Mary. The building, a charmingly odd mixture of country cottage and Byzantine styles, was intended to showcase the curios they collected during a 10-year Grand Tour made very unusually for the age with two other women. A la Ronde therefore could be regarded as the full stop on an early feminist statement.

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