August 28 2015 Latest news:

Books

                                 Ryan Pugh has written a book called Kismet Quick based on his experiences last year when he visited 40 Norfolk towns and villages using public transport. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Teacher visits 42 Norfolk towns and villages and captures their histories in his comedic new book

A teacher has captured his unique outlook on 42 towns and villages he visited in Norfolk in a book he described as a “love letter” to the county.

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Peter Kent's Fatal Gates book. Picture: Peter Kent

A city history book with a difference

How to describe The Fatal Gates of Norwich is a challenge. It is a book like no other. It is unique, brilliant and the chances are it will make you laugh out loud as it blends fact and fiction in a glorious way.

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The University of East Anglia's Autumn Literature Festival. Pictured is Emma Healey.

Emma Healey and Vince Cable are among those taking part in the UEA’s Autumn Literature Festival

Norfolk novelist Emma Healey and former business secretary Vince Cable are among the writers taking part in the University of East Anglia’s Autumn Literature Festival.

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UEA archive. Pictured: Doris Lessing letters. Picture: Doris Lessing Estate.

New archive is a great boost for our Fine City of Literature

A new literary archive at the University of East Anglia gives a wonderful insight into the minds of some of the greatest contemporary writers. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS reports

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The Principal Secretary of the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs in the Government of West Bengal, Attri Bhattacharya(left) and the director, British Council East India, Sujata Sen visit the Writers Centre Norwich to find out more about Norwich as a UNESCO, City of Literature where they met chief executive Chris Gribble and UEA honorary ambassador to South Asia Martin Pick(right).
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

City’s world status for literature brings ministerial visit from India

Norwich’s status as a world leader for literature has been further highlighted by an Indian culture secretary’s fact-finding visit to the city.

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