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ISBN: 9781841146546
How to Survive In Norfolk
How to Survive In Norfolk
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As pressures grow on Norfolk to fall into line, face up to the inevitable and accept the dull blanket of uniformity without further argument, along comes this powerful volume to defend the glorious cussed streak.

Taking a liberty with the SAS motto “Who Dare’s Wins” Keith Skipper suggests a new battle-cry “Dare to Dew Diffrunt” should echo across Norfolk’s flat (but not so very flat as everyone thinks) landscape. Mixing the satirical with the serious, the puckish with the passionate and the whimsical with the stark warning, Norfolk champion Keith Skipper calls for a bold and united front in the battle to keep his county daring to do different.

A worthy successor to his highly successful Normal for Norfolk, he describes this as “a manual for longsuffering locals, crafty commuters, naive newcomers, testy tourists, well-heeled weekenders, sophisticated second-homers, metropolitan missionaries and any other observers drawn to one of the last great outposts of sensible living.”

That just about covers the lot. As Norfolk's leading disciple of defiance declares. “If you can't beat 'em - enlighten 'em!”

Keith Skipper has been writing and talking about his home county with rare humour and passion for over 40 years as journalist, broadcaster and entertainer - "and there's still plenty to come!" He has produced more than 30 books, the bulk of them celebrating the unique qualities of Norfolk dialect and wit, as well as a string of proudly parochial videos and CDs.

Keith was awarded an MBE in the 2007 New Year Honours List for services to the Norfolk community, an impressive follow-up to his appointment four years earlier as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk.

He was founder-chairman of Friends Of Norfolk Dialect (FOND), set up in 1999 "to help get rid of those abominable Mummerzet tones in so many national television and radio productions”. The malady lingers on.

He has fronted the Press Gang troupe of local entertainers around village halls and other temples of culture for nearly 25 years and is in constant demand as a speaker at all kinds of events. Keith lives in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast with wife Diane. Their sons Danny and Robin are studying at university and college “nurturing their proud Norfolk roots”.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 184114 654 6, hardback, 138x216mm, 160 pages. Published November 2007. Reprinted February 2008.

REVIEWS: Eastern Daily Press.

Norfolk Ghosts & LegendsNorfolk Ghosts & Legends - £8.99
In this book author Pamela Brooks visits the castle and priories of Norfolk, often now in ruins, which themselves have long histories entwined with fascinating tales of strange goings-on and mysterious apparitions.
Memories of the Air War in East AngliaMemories of the Air War in East Anglia - £14.99
In this fascinating book the Martin Bowman chronicles the lives of the airmen and others involved in the struggle to free Europe from Nazi tyranny. A superb evocation of a period when two nations were thrown together in mutual cause, the resultant cultural clash, and the unbreakable bonds that last to the present day.
RumoledewRumoledew - £12.99
Voice recorder in hand the author asks local residents to give their own slants on life, past, present and future, from oldest villager, to the newest newcomer. The upshot is an hilarious look at village life today, with a seasoning of two of serious comment, just to keep the locals on their toes! Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Normal for NorfolkNormal for Norfolk - £12.99
Keith Skipper, Norfolk's best loved raconteur, raises many a smile with stories and incidents of local life. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
A Broads-Eye View 2A Broads-Eye View 2 - £14.99
In Broads-Eye View 2 we are taken on an aerial journey along the major rivers of the region each of which forms an integral part of that special area known as Broadland. The courses of the rivers Bure,Ant,Thurne,Yare, Chet,Wensum andWaveney are each followed from the air by Mike Page and Pauline Young providing the reader with a unique viewpoint from which to discover and enjoy this wonderful landscape
Confessions of A Norfolk Squit MerchantConfessions of A Norfolk Squit Merchant - £12.99
Norfolk’s most valuable and durable commodity - wholesome squit - has kept Keith Skipper company for over six decades in his native county. "I believe I am a one-off... and I have the scars to prove it" he declares. Now, in this entertaining new book, he pays tribute to those who encouraged him along the way.
Keith Skipper's Norfolk Quiz BookKeith Skipper's Norfolk Quiz Book - £7.99
Norfolk champion Keith Skipper teases and enlightens at the same time in this entertaining Norfolk Quiz Book.
Web Price: £12.99
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