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A selection of articles delivered from Keith Skipper’s regular Eastern Daily Press despatch box since the mid 1980s.

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For fifty years Keith Skipper has earned his living as writer, broadcaster and entertainer. “So where,” he asks, “has all this flirting with the real things of life led me? Still living on the edge at Cromer next door to the North Sea… perhaps it’s a perfect location for someone not quite sure of the best way to counter fears of Norfolk turning into somewhere just like everywhere else.” How to marry the best of the old with the least worrying of the new? Even after five decades, he admits, “I am none the wiser.”

That deep unease, occasionally spiced with bursts of anger, has characterised much of his writing in recent years although a precious Norfolk sense of humour continues to pull him back from the precipice of despair.

Chronicles From The Edge is a selection of articles delivered from Keith’s regular Eastern Daily Press despatch box since the mid 1980s. He admits to being a man with a reputation for welcoming progress as long as it doesn’t change anything. However, this collection also celebrates some of Norfolk’s gloriously durable qualities, not least those displayed by colourful and life-enhancing characters he has met along the way and the trend-resistant corners where they continue to flourish.