We have some exciting new books to bring you this month – in fact it has been a crazy week with authors dropping in with their books and mountains (I exaggerate slightly) of deliveries.  In addition June ended with a mass of orders as the influx of visitors along the coast and on the Broads has increased demand.

Please note that Bittern Books will be closed from the 10th to the 25th July as we are taking a summer break.  Any orders placed during this time will be shipped during the week of the 27th July.  If you need stock earlier, please place your order by Tuesday 6th July to ensure we can get it out before we go away – any orders received after that will be on a best efforts basis, but we can’t guarantee delivery.

Naturally Connected by Barry Madden

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Naturally Connected combines Barry’s wonderful nature photographs with his writings in a splendid new book showing much of Norfolk’s spectacular wildlife, and some from further afield.  Barry is a lifelong resident of Norfolk where he developed a love of all things wild.   In this book he documents his experiences of searching for, photographing and just admiring the beautiful wild creatures he has been lucky enough to dicover in his native county, around the UK, Europe and much further afield.  Barry is a keen writer having over 300 published wildlife themed articles to his name.  These have appeared in various magazines, blogs and websites, some feature in updated form in this book, although a lot of material has been specially written.  He is keenly aware of the growing disconnect between modern day living and the natural world, and hopes this book will help people to become better connected with the splendour of nature.

Naturally Connected by Barry Madden
Paperback Wingsearch Publications; 320 pages
ISBN 9781916895904; RRP £18.50

Shuckland: Weird tales, ghosts folklore and legends from the Waveney Valley

Shuckland

Charles Christian takes us on a journey exploring the weird wonders of the Waveney valley.  Behind the ruined castles, soaring church towers and attractive market towns lie ancient legends and folklore. Ghost of avenging kings, highwaymen, headless queens, ancient buried treasures, demonic entities, notorious villains, treacherous barons, murderous earls, ley-lines, paganism, yew-shrouded churchyards, old ivy-covered houses, witchcraft, strange fearsome beasts – including the notorious Black Shuck who gives his name to Shuckland.

Shuckland: Weird tales, ghosts folklore and legends from East Anglia’s Waveney Valley
Author Charles Christian
Paperback Heart of Albion; 198 pages
ISBN 9781905646357; RRP £12.95

Time Out Norfolk

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This is a completely new edition from Time Out focussing entirely on Norfolk – the previous edition was combined with Suffolk.  It covers everywhere in Norfolk from the city of Norwich through to the wilder parts of the Norfolk coast with Time Out’s usual thoroughness and attention to detail.  It is packed with things to do and places to go, and many local businesses are referenced.  An excellent guidebook for visitors, and also for residents who want to explore more of the county.  Perfect for a staycation!

Time Out Norfolk
Paperback Time Out Media; 224 pages
ISBN 9781914515019; RRP £13.99

Lost the the Sea: Norfolk and Suffolk

Lost to the Sea

This is not a new book, but a new listing for us, and at a bargain price.  It provides a study of the changes to our coastline over the centuries and how they have affected and been coped with by our coastal communities.  Written by Stephen Wade in an accessible and readable style, it reviews the historical changes in pre-Norman times and then works around the coast from the Wash through to Felixstowe, with a whole chapter dedicated to Dunwich.

Lost to the Sea: Britains Vanished Coastal Communites – Norfolk and Suffolk
Author Stephen Wade
Paperback Pen & Sword; 144 pages
ISBN 9781473893474; RRP £12.99 reduced to £7.99

Coming Soon

Expected around the end of July from Poppyland and available to pre-order on our website now:

Wells in Pictures

Wells in Pictures: Then and Now by Roger Arguille
Paperback Poppyland; 100 pages
ISBN 9781909796867; RRP £9.95

Formerly a port called Blakeney and Cley

This Was Formerly a Port Called Blakeney and Cley by Jonathan Hooton
Paperback Poppyland; 96 pages
ISBN 9781909796812; RRP £9.95