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Norwich
Norwich Medieval Churches as part of the city landscape
David Luckhurst
To accompany a major study of Norwich's surviving and lost medieval churches, local architect David Luckhurst has painted the 31 surviving churches (plus the tower of the bombed St Benedict). Reproductions of his paintings are accompanied by his handwritten notes on the street scenes, and by a specially drawn map.
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Subterranean Norwich
Subterranean Norwich
Matthew Williams
A geologist’s look at the past, present and future of a city, and how its geology has shaped it, this exceptional book provides an unique insight into Norwich that should absorb all those who love the city. Profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams and many photographs, mostly in colour.
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Peterborough Folklore
Peterborough Folklore
Francis Young
Following the success of The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, Francis Young looks at the folklore of Peterborough, unjustly neglected because of its geographic position. This is the first authoritative survey of the topic. It features holy wells, unofficial folk saints, colourful local festivals, unquiet revenants, ghost-hunting vicars, the ever-present fear of witchcraft – and much more.

Publication September 2017

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My Darling Belle
My Darling Belle: a sister's letters from Sierra Leone, 1908-09
Maida Hunter (edited by Maida Bulman, Andrew Bulman and Susan Curran)
In September 1908 Maida Hunter sailed with her doctor husband Charles to Bonthe, a small town on an island off the coast of Sierra Leone. These are her letters to her family in Caernarvon, and particularly her younger sister Belle, illustrated with family photos, maps, old postcards and Maida’s own paintings from her year in Africa.

Publication December 2017

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At Corsham
At Corsham
Robin Jesson
Robin Jesson recalls his days as a student at Bath Academy of Art in the 1950s, and the remarkable staff who contributed to an extraordinary training, including William Scott, Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost. Illustrated with photos of the time.
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The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds
The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds
Francis Young
This authoritative book draws on a wide range of sources to explore the history and significance of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, from the background to its foundation in the 11th century, through its days as one of the great religious establishments of Medieval England, to its dissolution and the fate of its monks, its lands and its buildings up to the present day. With more than 30 illustrations (some in colour), full timeline, lists of abbots, priors and sacrists, and a full walk-through the abbey buildings as they would have been in its glory days.
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The Amiable Mrs Peach
The Amiable Mrs Peach
Celia Miller
A biography of a contemporary of Jane Austen, based on her surviving letters and diaries. Betsy Reading married twice, had four children, and had a wide-ranging acquaintance in Norfolk, Kent and Oxfordshire. She and her family experienced elopements and court cases, a disappearance at sea, much joy and much sorrow, and the backdrop to her life was the Napoleonic Wars. Fashion drawings add much to the book's broad appeal.
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The Wife of Cobham
The Wife of Cobham
Susan Curran
Susan Curran's third medieval biography is of a much-married (but richer) contemporary of Chaucer's Wife of Bath. More is known of the husbands of Joan de la Pole - later Lady Cobham - than of Joan herself, but the marital choices she made shape an extraordinary life. Her fifth husband, Sir John Oldcastle, a friend of Henry V, a Lollard religious radical, would-be social reformer and ultimately a traitor, was one of the most remarkable men of his age; two others earned burial in Westminster Abbey. Did Joan herself wield more influence than history has credited her with?
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Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep
Of Churches, Toothache and Sheep
Edited by Nicholas Groves
This entertaining and authoritative series of essays on aspects of church history, with particular reference to Norwich and Norfolk, includes contributions on the representation of toothache in church glass and paintings, the role of donors, intriguing details of a huge medieval funeral, an assessment of how changes in religious practice are reflected in their architecture, church valuations, and the Roman Catholic chapels of Norwich.
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Redundancy and Repair
Redundancy and Renewal
Edited by Nicholas Groves
Our second title for the Norwich Historic Churches Trust focuses on the redundancy process for historic churches, and on their maintenance and reuse subsequently. It draws widely on experience across Britain, with case studies of individual churches, and contributions from the major bodies involved nationwide, as well as looking in depth at Norwich's experience with its unique concentration of medieval churches.
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Etchings of the Norwich School
Etchings of the Norwich School
Geoffrey R. Searle
A review of the etchings by Norwich School artists of the 19th century, looking in depth at the work of 14 artists and more briefly at the work of others, and illustrated with 60 black and white reproductions of their work. Geoffrey Searle puts the Norwich School work into national and international context, provides advice for collectors, reviews the contemporary and later critical reception of the etchings, and provides an appendix on printmaking techniques.
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William Stephen Gilly
William Stephen Gilly: An exceptionally busy life
Hugh Norwood with Nicholas Groves
An illustrated biography of Canon Gilly (1789–1855), a clergyman and profilic writer best remembered for his support for the Waldensian community in Pietmont and his charitable work as prebend of Durham Cathedral and vicar of Norham, on the Scots border.
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Miles Edmund Cotman
Miles Edmund Cotman
Geoffrey R. Searle
An illustrated biography of Miles Edmund Cotman (1810–1858), first son of John Sell Cotman.
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Paston
The Marriage of Margery Paston
Susan Curran
A true story of two lovers in medieval East Anglia. Why were Margery Paston's family so opposed to her marriage to the family's land agent Richard Calle that they risked gossip and scandal to prevent it - and why were Margery and Richard so determined to marry?
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The Road to Golgotha
The Road to Golgotha
Stephen J Dudley
A mathematician’s look at the chronology of the life of Jesus.
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The English Friend
The English Friend
Susan Curran
An illustrated biography of William de la Pole, first duke of Suffolk (1396–1450), man at arms during the 100 years war, a leading counsellor of Henry VI, and a forceful advocate for peace with France.
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