Those fortunate enough to live in Suffolk will be
aware of the many delightful villages and hidden
nooks and corners that characterise its ancient landscape.
For the visitor driving through the county, the
appearance of an exquisite row of thatched cottages,
a magnificent church or grand country house seems
to come with every mile travelled. Yet in this book
Mike Page proves once again that there is no better
way to discover the delights of the county’s
heritage than from the air.
Here we are taken on an aerial journey across
the county following an A-Z trail of towns and
villages, buildings ancient and modern, with views that
we simply cannot appreciate in any other way
except from above.
As in his previous books Mike’s
superb photographs are described by Pauline Young
who adds her own details to each scene, bringing
each to life through her expert captions.
As Mike’s followers will know, the principal
attraction of his aerial photographs is that they allow
us to look down on the landscape from a perspective
that we never normally see. Such pictures reveal
to us things that are normally hidden from view
and surprise us when we find that what we had
imagined the layout of the land to be is in reality
quite different. Along with the changes that have
taken place, we are also reminded of things that
have remained unchanged.
Mike Page, Gorleston-born, began his
working life as a boat builder but in 1973,
in partnership with his wife Gillian, began
a garage business at Strumpshaw, east of
Norwich. He's now semi-retired and his
son Martin runs the garage, which gives
him more time to pursue his flying
and photographic interests. He has a
considerable library of aerial and wildlife
prints which he makes readily available.
In addition he supplies newspapers with
newsworthy pictures and recently has
produced aerial photographs for the
Eastern Daily Press in a series of supplements
that have been very well received.
His first major project was a number of
videos and DVDs of the East Anglian
Coast. His first book A Broads-Eye View,
also produced in partnership with
Pauline Young, was a huge success,
followed by their book Norfolk Coast from
Pauline Young has lived in East Anglia
for many years. She writes regularly for
magazines and is a published children's
author. She first teamed up with Mike
Page, whom she has known in a flying
context for a long time, when he began
providing aerial pictures for her articles
about the Norfolk Broads.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 191 3, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published October 2012.