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21 x 15cm x 1.8cm spine
About the Book
Have you ever wondered just what was the Hanseatic League? Or what exactly is the difference between a kipper and a bloater? How do you make malt and how do eels get to the Sargasso Sea to breed? The answers to some of these questions can be found in this engaging new book.
Spanning the period from the Anglo-Saxons to the coming of the railway, it is about the boats, the fishing and some of the lives lived on the North Sea coast of Norfolk, from the once world famous herring fishery in Great Yarmouth to the extraordinary rescues of Cromer’s famous lifeboatman Henry Blogg.
Illustrated throughout with the author’s sketches, painted maps add clarity to the text and red herrings appear all through the pages flagging up interesting facts and generally looking cheerful.
More about Judith Ellis
The author of this fine-looking and idiosyncratic illustrated book on the history of maritime Norfolk is an Aylsham-based bookbinder. She self-published a very limited edition of the book last year and has been persuaded by positive feedback to produce a new edition in a larger print run. It has been shortlsited for the East Anglian Book Awards 2017.