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ISBN: 9781841148540
Discover Norwich
Discover Norwich
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Norwich is the most complete medieval city in Britain. It has, for much of its 1500 years been almost a separate kingdom – you don’t go through Norwich to get to another important city or area – and this relative isolation has resulted in a mixture of architecture, character and customs that is unique. Almost every street has beautiful buildings wherever you look – up, down or straight ahead. The beauty is in the details too – an ‘odd’ balcony here, a beautiful gable there, and somewhere else an intricate footscraper or lovely doorway.

While the author encourages the reader to get out and discover all this for themselves, this is not a conventional walking guide. The many photographs, lavishly produced, would be sufficient for many simply to sit at home and enjoy their tour of the city, and such ‘armchair walkers’ would be equally entertained.

The eleven walks included have been chosen to give a wide variety of scenery whilst taking in most of the city’s important locations. Famous people, city enterprises, local customs, historical facts and interesting stories are woven into the walks. Each is highly illustrated.

Stephen Browning was educated in Norfolk before gaining an honours degree in History from the University of Kent at Canterbury. It was here that he organised his first book, ‘Canterbury for the Disabled’, with the help of about 30 other students. 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, a body that operates within the two chambers of the British government – the Lords and the Commons. 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.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 854 0, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published July 2009.

 
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UEA souvenier - 'just the ticket'

- 15th November 2009

Hello
I bought this from UEA bookshop and gave it to friends in Hong Kong. 'Can a city be this beautiful?' is what my friend's Mother asked?
Thank you - I hope the book sells very well. It is 'just the ticket'.


a wonderful book - great for pressies!

- 10th November 2009

This is a book written with intelligence, humour and originality: a rare combination. A great read if you like history, cities, churches, pubs, or a good yarn!
Lovely to look at, too - a couple of hundred pics, I would say.


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