A new novel set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
An Affinity of Place – Jonathan Falkner
For the last ten years Lorna had lived with her father in a small cottage out on the marshes. Now Henry Banningham had died, and Lorna was alone. Would she find companionship? Might she find love?
Meanwhile, the life of this special place – its birds, insects and flowers, its reedbeds, its flowing waters – ministered to her in her solitude. The village church, the pub, sailing on the Norfolk Broads, local people and incomers, provide the wider setting for a story whose focus always returns to this unique environment at the heart of the Broads.
An affinity with an exceptional place…..
The story is set in and around the Broads villages of Ludham and Potter Heigham, with particular focus on the natural environment of Horse Fen, the stretch of marshland lying along the River Thurne between the two villages.
Read the first chapter – January 1988
Jonathan Falkner was born in Hampshire, but grew up at Seascale on the Cumbrian coast. He was ordained in 1979 and has served in various parts of Cumbria, also for 9 years in the 1990s in the very rural South Elmham and Ilketshall parishes near Bungay in north Suffolk. This enabled Jonathan and his family to sail on the Broads, also to visit many of the nature reserves of Norfolk and Suffolk. In particular, he paid regular visits to the Ludham and Potter Heigham Marshes National Nature Reserve, keeping notes of his observations through the seasons, and these observations provide much of the background to the novel. He is now retired and once again living in Seascale.