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Books set in Norfolk please

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Just booked our summer holiday in Norfolk, never been so looking for fiction set there please.
Tia x

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Wed 25-Dec-13 22:31:50

The Accidental - Ali Smith (I think it's set in Norfolk, I certainly read it there one summer)

Apparently some of the later Swallows and Amazons books are set in Norfolk (another MNer told me that when I asked the same Q as you a year or two ago grin).

Have a look here

sonnybeaudelaire Wed 25-Dec-13 22:36:09

Roma Tearne -The Swimmer

MorrisZapp Wed 25-Dec-13 22:37:19

The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham

KatyMac Wed 25-Dec-13 22:37:47

The Swallows & Amazons books are The Big Six & Coot Club (Arthur Ransome)

EdithWeston Wed 25-Dec-13 22:38:03

You could try Waterland by Grahan Swift.

Or if you fancy frivolous, anything by Sid Kipper

hallamoo Wed 25-Dec-13 22:39:03

The Ruth Galloway crime fiction series by Elly Griffiths.

NigellasDealer Wed 25-Dec-13 22:39:20

Waterland by Graham Swift - the Fens anyway

NigellasDealer Wed 25-Dec-13 22:39:53

oops cross posted

Ooh fab, thanks!

EdithWeston Wed 25-Dec-13 22:42:39

Some of Philip Pullman's Dark Material trilogy is set in the Fens too. And I'm pretty sure there are PD James books set in East Anglia too (or was that Suffolk?)

EdithWeston Wed 25-Dec-13 22:46:29
Minutewaltz Wed 25-Dec-13 22:46:47

M.R. James's terrifying ghost story 'Whistle and I'll come to you, my lad' takes place on the Norfolk coast.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 25-Dec-13 22:47:12

Dorothy Sayer, nine Tailors. Think that's Norfolk?

Minutewaltz Wed 25-Dec-13 22:47:56

Also, I think The Go Between by L.P.Hartley. I remember a scene in Norwich, anyway.

BasketzatDawn Wed 25-Dec-13 22:48:49

One of Penelope Fitzgerald's. The Bookshop, I think.

MorrisZapp Wed 25-Dec-13 22:50:53

The King of the Barbareens, can't remember authors name. About a girl brought up in care.

The custard boys
Floodland - starts in norwich

prettydaisies Wed 25-Dec-13 22:55:21

There's a series of books by Chris Crowther set on the broads. They are murder mystery stories.

MegBusset Wed 25-Dec-13 22:58:02

I, Partridge wink

Definitely Waterland, amazing book.

lilystem Wed 25-Dec-13 23:02:06

Second the Laurie graham. One of my favourite books ever.

PaddingtonBearsDuffleCoat Mon 30-Dec-13 15:09:59

Thanks for starting this thread OP, I can recommend the Laurie Graham, Graham Swift and the Peter Whimsey books. Thanks too for the suggestion of prettydaisies re Chris Crowther. I have just read his website and ordered his first book from e-bay.
The Swallows and Amazon series is great fun to read too, I missed out on them as a child but haved enjoyed reading them now.

tripfiction Mon 30-Dec-13 20:18:10

You can also try:

Laura's Handmade Life by Amanda Addison

My Criminal World by Henry Sutton

Salt by Jeremy Page

The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths

The Hard Way (Jack Reacher 10) by Lee Child

Quangle Mon 30-Dec-13 21:02:56

I really enjoyed Salt and came on to recommend - it already has been. V evocative.

Yes - Salt is very good.

The Go Between was filmed at Melton Constable Hall.

The beginning of Great Expectations is set in Yarmouth.

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