This is NORFOLK WEEK on my blog. Maybe I’ll make it an annual event!
I’m challenging myself to read SIX books this year set in Norfolk, UK. This is where I live. You could challenge yourself to read books set in the area you live. We could get a really good title for it. For example:
- Home is where the Heart is Reading Challenge
- On the Street Where I Live Reading Challenge
- Write about Here Reading Challenge
Does it sound at all interesting? Well, once I started doing some more research, I found quite a few books set in Norfolk. I’ve deliberately added some to my Goodreads shelf just because they had (potentially) a Norfolk connection. Some are MG, some not; some are stretching, things I wouldn’t normally consider. These are some of those I’ve listed so far. Watch out for some fun ahead!
- Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick (read in 2011)
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (although it’s not obvious, it’s true – the farm where Beauty grew up is based on one at Stratton Strawless)
- The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald (we’re trying to get my book club to read this)
- Coot Club by Arthur Ransome (the Swallows and Amazons were not just in the Lake District)
- Norfolk Folk Tales by Hugh Lufton (pretty safe with this)
- The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (crime/paleo-forensics set in Norfolk)
- A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon (a fantasy Anglia)
Of course, the Princelings trilogy is set in Norfolk, too!