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50 Gems Of Norfolk

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The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places
Pete Goodrum

Famous for its wide skies, Norfolk is a county with a wide spread of people and places. From the bustling heart of historic Norwich to the tranquility of the north coast, this is a place of contrasts. Tiny villages, the agricultural landscape and the world famous Norfolk Broads are all parts of the panorama that is Norfolk. This is a book that will take you from the fun of the fair at Great Yarmouth to sequestered spots of historic interest. Boats and beaches, piers and pubs, stately houses and steam railways – they’re all here in a lovingly painted picture of Norfolk today.

50 Gems of Norfolk explores some of the places that make the county special. Taking in some well known locations, as well as exploring some quieter byways, this is a look at places to see and things do in this special place. Steeped in a history that embraces both its agricultural heritage and seafaring tradition, Norfolk proudly acknowledges that it likes to ‘do different’. Within these pages you’ll find some of the reasons why that’s true.


  • Publication: 15th May 2017
  • Price: £14.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-4456-5727-1
  • Size: 234 x 165mm
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 96 pages
  • Illustrations: 80 illustrations
  • Rights: World, all languages


Pete Goodrum is a local writer and broadcaster. Born and bred in Norwich, he has a very keen interest in the area and its history. His background is in advertising, and he now operates as a freelance writer, broadcaster and consultant. Pete makes frequent appearances on BBC local radio covering topics ranging from advertising history to social trends. His own show, Backtrack, is broadcast on Future Radio. He lives in the centre of the city with his wife Sue, and their three cats and one dog.

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