Amberley Publishing have recently set up a new print on demand arrangement for many of their titles.  Whilst this means it takes an age to get stock (well 3-4 weeks on current experience) it has meant that some titles previously out of print have once again become available.  They haven’t actually publicised this a great deal, but I happened to notice a couple of local titles back on their list and speculatively ordered them.  Today the box arrived and two in particularly make important additions to our range which we will now hold in stock.

Norwich: Archaeology of a Fine City

by Brian Ayers

Norwich Archaeology of a Fine City

Brian Ayers was County Archaeologist for Norfolk until 2008 and the first edition of this book was published in 1994.  This edition was first produced in 2009 and includes the results of more recent digs.  It draws on archaeological research to present a thorough and detailed history of Norwich from its earliest times to post-war twentieth century redevelopment.  Copiously illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs of artefacts this is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of Norwich.

Norwich: Archaeology of a Fine City by Brian Ayers
Paperback 192 pages; Amberley Publishing
ISBN 9781848683723 RRP £25.00

Historical Women of Norfolk

By Michael Chandler

Historical Women of Norfolk

We have a number of titles on our list relating to famous Norfolk women, but this is probably the most comprehensive.  It lists some 68 women in alphabetical order from suffragette Marion Aitken to Hilda Zigomala, who wrote about her family life in illustrated journals.  Better known names include Boadicea (let’s not argue about the spelling!), Mother Julian, Edith Cavell, Elizabeth Fry, Anna Sewell and many others.  A fascinating read and useful reference.

Historical Women of Norfolk by Michael Chandler
Paperback 156 pages; Amberley Publishing
ISBN 9781445653228 RRP £14.99

Anything From a Pin to an Elephant

By Chris Armstrong

Anything from a Pin to an Elephant: Tales of Norfolk Retail

The title of this book is a quote from Arnold Roy when asked what he sold in his store.  Chris Armstrong has researched the stories behind some of the best known names in Norfolk retail: Roys of Wroxham; Palmer’s of Great Yarmouth; Aldiss of Fakenham; Jarrolds; Bakers & Larners of Holt; and tells them in an easy and entertaining style with plenty of photographs and illustrations.

Anything From a Pin to an Elephant: Tales of Norfolk Retail by Chris Armstrong
Paperback 128 pages; Amberley Publishing
ISBN 9781445656526 RRP £15.99

The Branch Lines of East Anglia: Wymondham to Wells-next-the-Sea Branch

by Andy T. Wallis

The Branch Lines of East Anglia: Wymondham to Wells

This is one for railway enthusiasts.  One of a series documenting some of the many branch lines in the area, this book looks at the Wymondham to Wells line.  This is primarily a photographic history, with images of the many stations along the route along with the various locomotives and rolling stock that used the line.  All the photographs are carefully annotated with full details of the content.

The Branch Lines of East Anglia: Wymondham to Wells-next-the-Sea Branch by Andy T. Wallis
Paperback 128 pages; Amberley Publishing
ISBN 9781445658278 RRP £14.99