New Books, July/August

After a quieter period we seem to have received quite a few new books.  Here’s an update.

Dig Two Graves - Geldard #5

It seems hard to believe that Heather Peck’s excellent Geldard series is up to number five already!  Dig Two Graves opens where number four The Temenos Remains leaves off, and as usual Geldard is up to his neck in work with one of his team missing and a gruesome murder.  The criminals seem to know what Norfolk CID are about to do next – are they getting inside information?

The long running subplot of an eastern Europe criminal gang is coming to the fore – will Geldard get to the bottom (or top) of it this time?  These books are a great read, packed with detail and lots of accurate local references.

DCI Greg Geldard Norfolk Mystery Book 5

5th in the DCI Greg Geldard Norfolk Mystery series from award-winning author, Heather Peck
AuthorHeather Peck
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:20.3cm x 13.3cm
Pages:312
Publisher:Ormesby
ISBN:9781915769114
Year:2023
RRP:£9.99

Writing Black Beauty

Many of us will have read Black Beauty as children, or at least heard of it, but did you know that the author, Anna Sewell, was born in Great Yarmouth, and wrote the book at her home in Old Catton, Norwich, a house that still exists today on Spixworth Road?

This new biography of Anna Sewell by Celia Brayfield explores her life with a great deal of thorough research in archives ranging from the Norfolk Records Office to the University of Massachusetts.  It looks particularly at how Anna became passionate about the poor treatment of animals, which eventually led to her writing the famous book, which was only published after her death.

 

Anna Sewell and the Story of Animal Rights

The story of Anna Sewell, a remarkable woman from Norfolk who wrote a phenomenal book.
AuthorCelia Brayfield
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:24cm x 16.5cm
Pages:256
Publisher:History Press
ISBN:9781803991641
Year:2023
RRP:£20.00

Making Their Way

Author Mary-Anne Garry has been exploring the archives of large country houses for many years now – firstly at Holkham, which resulted in her book Wealthy Masters, and then at Raynham from which she wrote Forward in the World, the biography of the 1st Viscount Townshend.  But at Raynham there was much more, and her research has now produced this new book about Townshend’s two younger sons, Roger and Horatio.  It is an illuminating description of the choices available to wealthy younger sons who were expected to make their own way in the world of the 18th century.

 

The two younger sons of the 1st Viscount Townshend

The story of Colonel Roger Townshend (1677-1709) and Horatio Townshend (1682-1751) and their careers in the army and as a merchant. 
AuthorMary-Anne Garry
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:23cm x 15.5cm
Pages:85
Publisher:Small Hound Press
ISBN:9781399948791
Year:2023
RRP:£9.99

Exploring Norfolk's Deep History Coast

If you’ve walked along the North Norfolk coast recently you will probably have seen notice boards with the ‘Deep History Coast’ mammoth logo and information about the history and geology, part of North Norfolk Council’s tourist information initiative.  This, in effect, is the accompanying book, and the title and logo on the front will immediately link it with the information campaign.

This is a well presented and accessible book suitable for all ages, written in easy language without being patronising, and well illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.  The authors are Dr. John Davies, formerly Chief Curator for Norfolk Museum Service and Keeper of Archaeology, and Dr. David Waterhouse, a palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist, formerly Senior Curator of Natural History and Geology at NMS, so we can be fairly sure the content is reliable!

An exploration of the geology, natural landscape and the creatures that have inhabited the unique North Norfolk coast.
AuthorDavid M.G. Waterhouse, John A. Davies
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:21.6cm x 13.8cm
Pages:168
Publisher:History Press
ISBN:9781803991719
Year:2023
RRP:£15.99

Churches of Suffolk

A companion volume to Amberley’s Churches of Norfolk, this book by Sarah Doig presents a selection of not only the best of Suffolk churches but also the curious and intriguing.  As with the Norfolk book, this is amply illustrated with colour photographs and can either be used as a guide to find the most interesting churches in the county, or as an enjoyable book to read at home.

A fascinating exploration of Suffolk’s historic churches. Will be of interest to all those who live in or are visiting this attractive county in England.
AuthorSarah E. Doig
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:23.4cm x 16.5cm
Pages:96
Publisher:Amberley
ISBN:9781398113671
Year:2023
RRP:£15.99

Philip's Navigator Suffolk
Philip's Local Explorer Suffolk

 Philip’s have just issued two new editions of their popular county street atlas. Despite the ubiquity of satellite navigation and Google maps, many people still like to have a printed street atlas, and these have now been updated, both in terms of the content and the format.

The two editions are virtually identical apart from the covers.  The Local Explorer edition is obviously aimed more at visitors as it contains some additional pages listing tourist attractions to visit.  As with the older street atlases, all the roads in villages and towns throughout the county are shown in full detail, with street names and an index.

Street Atlas

The only atlas with all the named streets in Suffolk.  New 2023 edition.
Author
Format:Spiral Bound
Dimensions:27cm x 19.5cm
Pages:200
Publisher:Philips
ISBN:9781849076357
Year:2023
RRP:£16.99

Street Atlas

The only atlas with all the named streets in Suffolk.  New 2023 edition.
Author
Format:Spiral Bound
Dimensions:27cm x 19.5cm
Pages:200
Publisher:Philips
ISBN:9781849076364
Year:2023
RRP:£16.99

And Finally...

A few other books recently added to our range:

Gareth Brookman travels across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire through the year of 2022 in search of the ancient history of the region.  Accompanied by his faithful terrier Boomer, he observes the natural world and the passing of the seasons. 
AuthorGareth Brookman
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:23.4cm x 15.5cm
Pages:288
Publisher:Red Campion
ISBN:9781399950909
Year:2023
RRP:£12.99
Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes tales of skirmishes, rebellions and battles as well as milestones along history’s fascinating trail of popular culture.
AuthorCarol Twinch
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:17.6cm x 13.1cm
Pages:368
Publisher:History Press
ISBN:9780752465890
Year:2012
RRP:£9.99

Britain in Old Photographs

Combining many previously unpublished photographs with well-researched captions, Neil R. Storey has created a fascinating narrative of the city of Norwich, its suburbs, people, shops and events of the past.
AuthorNeil R. Storey
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:23.7cm x 16.5cm
Pages:128
Publisher:History Press
ISBN:9780752453781
Year:2009
RRP:£12.99

Samuel Fisher

A haunting novel set in an alternate present, in a world that is slowly waking up to the fact that it is living through an environmental disaster.
AuthorSamuel Fisher
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:19.7cm x 12.8cm
Pages:160
Publisher:Corsair
ISBN:9781472156426
Year:2023
RRP:£8.99

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