I READ IT IN THE LOCAL RAG By Pip Wright

Selections from Suffolk & Norfolk Newspapers 1701 - 1900

From Ipswich to Kings Lynn, Bury St. Edmunds to Norwich, Great Yarmouth to Ely, the newspapers of East Anglia are represented in this book through tragic, humorous, heart-warming, inventive, pompous and extraordinary stories.

Suffolk author Pip Wright has read hundreds of newspapers, most of them at least 150 years old. Hidden within their pages he has found an archive of remarkable stories, sad, funny, revealing, informative; but always entertaining. With him you can dip into the past and see glimpses of life in times gone by.

The author has selected tales of crime and punishment, foul weather and practical jokes, together with local colour such as the value of livestock (greater than that of the servants, it seems) or the doctor who had to attend a wedding in case the baby arrived during the ceremony.

This book is a collection of some of the best from our ‘local rags’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book has 208 pages, is generously illustrated and fully indexed. Further details and activity pages can be found at the website www.poppyland.co.uk

I Read it in the Local Rag by Pip Wright
Poppyland Publishing ISBN 0946148783 (£12.95 + £2 post & packing)


     


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