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ISBN: 9780857040817
AUTHOR: Stephen Browning & Daniel Tink
Norfolk: Exploring the Land of Wide Skies
Norfolk: Exploring the Land of Wide Skies
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In this beautifully crafted book two locals set out to explore the county through words and photographs in order to bring to the reader, be they local or visitor, the best places in Norfolk to investigate for themselves. There’s no other place like it, and no other book quite like this one, as may be seen from the author’s introduction:

“‘Very Flat, Norfolk’. So said Noel Coward.Yes, Noel, the land IS generally flat, but it is not possible to come up with a valid sentence that summarises the character of whole county. Easier to say what it is NOT. Not one inch of it is twee or chocolate-boxy. It is not a comfortable, sweet place.

Yes, statements can be made about individual places: The city of Norwich is the most complete medieval city in the Kingdom. The northern coast is beautiful beyond description with some internationally important bird sanctuaries. The Broads are indeed, to quote Ted Ellis,‘a breathing place for the cure of souls’.

The greatest ever British Admiral, Lord Nelson, gained a first taste for the sea at Brancaster. Cromer crabs are supreme.The range of beautiful churches, laboured on by families as an act of love for generations, are wondrous and compelling. The county has stimulated an incredible amount of great literature – from The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to The Shrimp and The Anemone by L P Hartley. And so on.

Looking out to sea, at the never ending ‘highway to heaven’ in hues of pink, orange, silver, green and blue, as the sun sets of a very long evening, is a neverto- be-forgotten experience of peace and stillness. At times like this, nature seems to be saying ‘take me as I am: you don’t have to like me’. Us locals would not have it any other way. Being a ‘bit out of the way’, our county, customs, dialect and way of life have never been simple or easy to understand – no slick advertising agency can brand Norfolk as anything other than ‘Norfolk’.

That is why we love it so.”

And that is why readers will love this book.

Stephen Browning was educated in Norfolk before gaining an honours degree in History from the University of Kent at Canterbury. After training as a teacher at the University of Birmingham School of Education, he spent much of his working life promoting teacher exchanges between the United Kingdom and the overseas Commonwealth. He also worked for the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. He has written extensively about best practice in education both in the UK and the 50-plus countries of the Commonwealth. He has written, or contributed to, a number of books about the English Language, mainly for the Asian market. He spends several months each year inTaiwan.

Daniel Tink was born and still lives in Norwich, a city he knows well and continues to enjoy exploring. A graphic designer by profession, photography has given him a unique and detailed view of life through a lens. Daniel has previously provided photographs for the book Norwich in the Halsgrove Discover Series and Spirit of Norwich Cathedral, both written by Stephen Browning. Daniel is the author of Spirit of Norwich in the Halsgrove PiXZ series.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 081 7, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published June 2011.

Norfolk in the Great WarNorfolk in the Great War - £19.99
Themes explored in this fascinating work by Neil Storey include the road to war in 1914, how the county mobilized, recruitment, zeppelin raiders, spy scares,The Norfolk Regiment, local heroes, life on the Home Front, the War Hospitals that were set up by almost every town and many villages the county, the Armistice and the aftermath of war.
Norfolk in the Second World WarNorfolk in the Second World War - £19.99
Profusely illustrated with almost 250 photographs and documents, many previously unseen, taken from the unique and nationally-respected archive assembled by Norfolk historian Neil Storey, this important book will appeal to all those with an interest in Norfolk’s military past and in family history.
Norfolk in WinterNorfolk in Winter - £14.99
The very essence of wintertime Norfolk. From crystal clear dawns to spectacular colourful sunsets, here are views taken throughout the county dressed in its finest winter wardrobe captured by the atmospheric lens of Chris Herring.
Going Bats in NorfolkGoing Bats in Norfolk - £12.99
With a little help from countless old friends on and off the pitch, Keith Skipper recalls charismatic characters, memorable matches, delectable settings and amusing yarns collected over the golden seasons. Special matches and colourful characters pour out of the pavilion to declare this a perfectly-paced addition to the Skipper series. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Spirit of Norwich CathederalSpirit of Norwich Cathederal - £4.99
In this little book, the photographs of Daniel Tink are combined with Stephen Browning’s text in a book that will provide the ideal souvenir for those visiting the Cathedral and the city. The photographs are taken to remind the reader both of the religious aspects of Cathedral life and the architectural magnificence of this stupendous building.
Spirit of NorwichSpirit of Norwich - £4.99
The photographs in this book by Daniel Tink have been selected to provide a glimpse of much of the best that this exciting city has to offer.
Norfolk Address BookNorfolk Address Book - £12.99
The Norfolk Address Book contains over fifty high-quality colour photographs which evoke the best of Norfolk’s landscape. The photographers have been carefully chosen for their skill in capturing the beauty and variety of scenery that the county has to offer, from dramatic seascapes and sweeping Broadland vistas, to impressive townscapes and tiny hamlets.
Romantic NorfolkRomantic Norfolk - £14.99
Norfolk born photographer, John Duckett, focuses on capturing the unique skies and cloudscapes of the county, making best use of the more dramatic light found at dawn and dusk.
Web Price: £16.99
19.69 EUR 21.24 USD 27.83 AUD

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