New book explores East Anglia’s history in 50 key moments

Peter Sargent, centre, with his new book, A Moment in Time, with Neil Haverson, left, and Paul Dicks

Peter Sargent, centre, with his new book, A Moment in Time, with Neil Haverson, left, and Paul Dickson. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A new book celebrating stories from our region's past has been launched at a Norwich department store.

Peter Sargent with his new book, A Moment in Time. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Peter Sargent with his new book, A Moment in Time. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A Moment In Time: 50 Stories That Bring East Anglian History To Life has been written by Peter Sargent and was launched at Jarrold on Wednesday. Many of the stories were originally published in the Eastern Daily Press, and the book takes readers on a journey in time, from the ancient figure of the Green Man in Norwich Cathedral, via the day King Charles II rode a winner at Newmarket's racetrack on to Second World War soldiers preparing for D-Day in woods on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Mr Sargent said: 'I hope this book shows just how lively and interesting the past can be. After all, what happened then created the world in which we live today so it affects us all in our day-to-day lives.'

The book, published by Paul Dickson, costs £12 and is available at Jarrold and various bookshops in Norfolk. An e-book version will soon be available in all e-book stores.

Peter Sargent's new book, A Moment in Time. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Peter Sargent's new book, A Moment in Time. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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