Those who are born and bred in Norfolk retain a fierce pride in their county – and the photographs
in this book reveal much of the reason for this passion. Simply, Norfolk has one of the most
picturesque and, contrary to the mistaken view, varied landscapes in the whole of Britain. It is relatively
remote, true, but all this has done is preserve the majority of its rural scenery, its clustered flint-built
villages, unique church towers, and windmills – all now little jewels that provide welcome glimpses of the
county’s precious heritage at every turn.
From the Broads to the Wash, and inland to the nooks and corners of Norfolk, Terence Burchell has
sought out scenery we find both satisfyingly familiar and occasionally surprising. The power of the
wide-open landscapes is unmistakable, but look also at the skies in these superb photographs to
find another of Norfolk’s great attractions – huge cloudscapes that spread their marvellous and everchanging
canopy over the land beneath.
Whether resident or visitor, Spirit of Norfolk will provide for the reader a handsome reminder of this
Terence Burchell’s interest in photography began when he was a young man.
While working for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office in Norwich he was asked to
take photographs of visiting dignitaries, including HM The Queen, which led to a
continuing interest in photography. Since retirement he has compiled a vast
archive of colour photographs of the region, contributing to many publications in
the UK and internationally.
A family man – with three children and six grandchildren – Terence now lives in
Mulbarton, near Norwich, with his wife.
ISBN 978 1 84114 655 3, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published July 2007.