Towcester: Hesketh books raise millions

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A RECORD breaking auction of books and drawings once owned by the Hesketh family raised nearly £15 million this month.

In September the Advertiser previewed a sale at Sotheby’s in London which would see some of the world’s rarest books collected by Frederick, 2nd Lord Hesketh, go under the hammer.

The Hesketh family once lived at Easton Neston House and the family still owns Towcester Racecourse.

It was predicted the sale would raise between around £8 million and £11 million.

But on Tuesday, December 7 the collection of 50 lots sold for a total of £14,971,950.

For the full story, see this Friday’s Advertiser.