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by Julian Earwalker & Kathleen Becker
Paperback, 304 pages, 250 ills.
Published 1998 by Chapter 6 Publishing
This illustrated guide takes its readers on a literary pilgrimage through a unique and beautiful corner of Britain. Norfolk, with its flint-strewn fields and reed-rimmed broads, its wide skies and embattled coast, has captivated generations of writers whose many and varied works are here brought to life through an abundance of anecdotes, quotations and biographical details. Journeying through landscapes both real and imagined, "Literary Norfolk" takes us to the coastline where Robinson Crusoe was first shipwrecked, shows us the unspoilt Broads enjoyed by the children of Arthur Ransome's Coot Club and guides us to the lonely headland where P.D. James' Inspector Dagliesh hunted "the whistler". From Dickens' "David Copperfield" and Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty" to Jack Higgins' "The Eagle Has Landed", Norfolk has inspired a host of books, some famous, some forgotten, but all are here with their authors firmly placed in its quiet and mysterious landscape.
This series has become THE reference on English architecture. Since Sir Nikolaus's passing, Bill Wilson has taken on the daunting job producing a second edition, which has been updated with the new developments and the latest discoveries about the older buildings. A large 160 page introduction provides an overall view of Norfolk's architecture and development through the ages before we get to the book proper, which starts with a very large section on Norwich before going alphabetically through the towns and villages. Details of everything of significance are included, from the cathedrals to the village churches, from the stately homes to the village pub, and even the Castle Mall.
The county of Norfolk is full of pleasant surprises especially for the keen walker. The variety of gentle rolling hills, the windswept open coastal regions; and the Norfolk marshes and Norfolk broads have much to offer the enthusiastic birdwatcher as well as the walker.
'100 walks in Norfolk' is part of a series that offers in each guide, 100 route descriptions of circular walks ranging from 2-12 miles. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking.
A study of the Vikings in Norfolk and the traces they left behind, both archaeological and cultural, which enphasises they were not on the whole fearsome warriors but ordinary peasant farmers seeking land like their own back home and once settled, they carried on their lives as much before.
Sue Margeson outlines the story of the Vikings in East Anglia, the area richest in archaeological finds, using the jewellery, weapons and other evidence that has been found. The development of Thetford and Norwich as Viking towns is also examined.
Gone are the days of the horse-drawn wagons, the small farms, and the villages where the milk and groceries were delivered by horse and cart. Gone are the wherries that shipped the coal and timber. Gone are the great fishing fleets that worked their way down the coast chasing the herring shoals.
In this book, Neil Storey presents a photographic record of a time now gone. The story of the towns, villages, the land, and the waterways of Norfolk with the emphasis on people and their ways of life. A time gone but not forgotten thanks to the early photographers.
Although the Norfolk Broads and the channels which link them to the rivers are very largely man-made, they are nonetheless picturesque and full of interest. The traditional craft of the Broads, wherries, feature prominently in this book. They brought every commodity to the villages, to be unloaded at small quays known as staithes, and they took the locally harvested crops up and downstream to market.
This book gives an unashamedly nostalgic view of the Broads and its villages as they once were and will never be again.
A collection of stories from Women's Institute members about parts of their lives during the 20th century. Stories of their childhoods and everyday things in their lives, work and play, and the two world wars, and the holidays. For the older reader it will stir up memories of time past, and for the younger reader give a glimpse into the times before machines and electronics took over our lives.
Number 26 in the excellent Shire County Guides series.
Starting with Location maps at the front of the book, the 15 sections include Towns & Villages, The Broads, Archaeological Sites, Castles & Abbeys, Historic Buildings & Gardens, Museums & Galleries, Windmills & Watermills, and Famous People.
Directions & map grid references, opening times & telephone numbers are given, and the Town & Village entries also include cross referencing to other places of interest in the immediate area.
Published to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the building of Norwich Castle Keep, and to accompany an exhibition on `The Norman Treasures of Norfolk', this attractively produced book celebrates the richness of the county's Norman heritage, in castles, churches, art, houses and household objects. Written in French and English, it traces the early life of William the Conqueror in Normandy, the reasons for his invasion of England, the Norman Conquest itself, and its effect on the people and the landscape of Norfolk.
The North Folk: Anlges, Saxons & Danes is the fourth book in the Norfolk Origins series from Poppyland.
It tells the story of the people who came to conquer and then settle in Norfolk in the six centuries between the the times of the Romans and the Normans.
This book tells the stories of both the military conflicts and the ways of life of the people, and give a bit more depth to this interesting period of Norfolks history.