Medieval Flushwork of East Anglia is a book which will appeal to anyone with an interest in local history, church architecture and decoration – and will give inspiration to artists of the present day. That’s just how textile artist Margaret Talbot became engrossed in the subject and set out researching the symbols on medieval churches that she was using for her work.

Many of the little known churches of Suffolk and Norfolk have wonderful flintstone images that decorate their walls, tower buttresses and parapets. The study of this symbolism gives a fascinating glimpse into life in the 15th century, including trades, guilds, merchant’s marks, pilgrimages, heraldry and the cult of the saints.