Local History Books and Talks by Pip Wright

I am a retired Primary School Teacher, living in Stowmarket in Suffolk. I now write local history books and give talks to groups of all kinds and all ages across East Anglia.   I have spent a number of years gathering information on Suffolk social history. My particular passion is the newspapers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and have produced a number of books drawing amusing items from old local papers.   I still have hundreds more good stories I intend to publish.

This web-site should enable you to explore the books and talks I have available, but also, to inform you as to what I am working on at the present time. 

My most recent book is 'John Saunders'. A few years ago, I wrote the story of 'Lydia,' the true a story of a poor girl growing up in mid-Suffolk. It has been so popular, I have at last written the story of her son, detailing his life and that of those he knew from 1831 to 1878.

This is one of a number of historical novels written about real local people from the past...  The others are 'Lydia', 'Daniel Malden', 'Whistlecraft' and 'The Class of '63', a novel set around a charity school in Earl Stonham in 1763.

Many of my books are now out of print and likely to remain so. the few titles I have are reduced in price to just £5 for as long as I have copies to sell - The Class of '63, Daniel Malden & News from Essex. The two titles published some time ago by Poppyland Publishing (The Diary of a Poor Suffolk Woodman & I read it in the Local Rag) are still available from their website at a much reduced price.

As I am no longer selling the collection of six volumes: 'Newspapers in Suffolk', they can now be enjoyed by anyone wishing to visit this website. The full text of all six books, complete with hundreds of wonderful old newpaper items from 1720 - 1914 can be found here on the 'Newspapers in Suffolk' page.  ‘Lucky is the name’ is also out of print, so the entire 93,000 words can also be read on this website, here Lucky is the Name

A large collection of historical gleanings is now complete and is published under the title: 'Frolic, fervour and fornication'.

In all likelihood, my next project will involve a return to travelling in Eastern England with my bus-pass.

'John Saunders"'
The Class of '63
Frolic, Fervour and Fornication
Local History Talks
News from Essex, 1720 - 1900
Lucky is the Name
The Watery Places of Suffolk
Thomas Slappe’s Booke of Physicke
Daniel Malden
Newspapers in suffolk
Witches in and around Suffolk
Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman
"The Suffolk Gipsy"
Death Recorded
I read it in the Local Rag
Order Form
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