Mike Page’s name has become synonymous with high-quality aerial photographs in East Anglia.
His popular books have sold in their thousands
while his photographs also appear regularly in
newspapers, magazines and onTV. Norfolk from
the Air might be said to be ‘the best of the best’,
covering as it does his home county and including
hand-picked photographs from recent flights.
Within these pages there are examples of every
type of landscape and a wide variety of interesting
features, from the oldest castles to modern
factories, from Broadland waters to Fenland
drainage, from magnificent churches to stately
homes, from bustling towns to sleepy villages,
from ancient tracks to busy road
interchanges, and from windmills to wind turbines.
Mike’s experience in capturing the very
best images, combined with his intimate knowledge
of Norfolk, is perfectly matched to the text
provided by Pauline Young who has collaborated
with Mike on many previous books.
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
This fascinating book will be of great interest to
all those who live in or visit the county.
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 the Air.
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 1 84114 895 3, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published September 2009. Reprinted March 2010.