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Fond seaside memories of Norfolk inspire author's second novel

PUBLISHED: 13:33 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:33 18 March 2019

Author Martin Gore is releasing a new novel after the success of his first. Picture: supplied by Isabelle Kenyon

Author Martin Gore is releasing a new novel after the success of his first. Picture: supplied by Isabelle Kenyon

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A new novel by author Martin Gore has been written in tribute to the long-running Cromer pier theatre.

‘The Road to Cromer Pier, A Tale of Lives, Loyalty & Luvvies’ was inspired by the Yorkshire writer’s fond childhood seaside memories and is about the theatre troupe and its annual summer show.

Staff at the theatre helped him write the novel by showing him around, answering questions and setting up an interview with a cast member.

He said: “I’ve always loved musical theatre, so the lights and sounds of the pier theatre drew me in.

“We travelled by bus from Coventry every summer. My father was from Norwich, so choosing Cromer as the nearest seaside destination was inevitable.”

He has written eight pantomimes and this is his second novel, after ‘Pen Pals’.

The novel will be launched on Friday, June 29, at the premiere of the 2019 Summertime Special Show.

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