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ISBN: 9781841148328
Confessions of A Norfolk Squit Merchant
Confessions of A Norfolk Squit Merchant
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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, the young Skipper, a country boy with a keen sense of humour and a proud feeling for a place all too often dismissed as " on the road to nowhere."

Confessions of a Norfolk Squit Merchant describes a colourful journey from village hall, horse powered harvest and wayside chapel to newspaper adventures, a BBC microphone and countless curtain calls in temples of rustic culture. Keith founded and led the Press Gang, a troupe of local entertainers, to spread the squit gospel for 25 years" at a time when dull uniformity threatened to take over." They became known as the greenest group in the business, ready to recycle any old rubbish .. Norfolk’s leading squit merchant comes clean in a compelling volume where king-sized characters abound.

Keith Skipper is one of Norfolk's most outspoken defenders, writing and talking about his home county with undiluted humour and passion. He has written two dozen books, many of them celebrating the unique quality of Norfolk dialect and wit and has produced videos and CDs too. 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.' He has led the Press Gang, a troupe of local entertainers, around village halls for over twenty years, and is continuously in demand as a speaker at all kinds of functions. He was recently appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk, an honour underlining his commitment to 'a wonderful place still happily on the Road to Nowhere.' Keith lives in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast with wife Diane and sons Danny and Robin - 'not too far from Chelsea on- Sea'.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 832 8, hardback, 216x138mm, 128 pages. Published October 2008.

 
 
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