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New book by Ruth Walton tells the tale of valley writers




An Alburgh author has penned her new book about the wordsmiths of the valley.

Ruth Walton’s second book, Writers of the Waveney Valley, looks at those who have lived, visited or currently live in the area which runs along the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

She said: “I like local history and enjoy research, and wondered one day how many writers lived or are living here and I found out there were quite a lot, around 60.

Ruth Walton has unearthed around 60 writers for her new book, Writers of the Waveney Valley. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Ruth Walton has unearthed around 60 writers for her new book, Writers of the Waveney Valley. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

“It has taken two working years, but I have really enjoyed the research and made some fascinating discoveries.”

The book includes writers such as Sir Henry Rider Haggard who wrote King Solomon’s Mines and Louis de Bernières, best known for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

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Writers of Waveney Valley is available at Jarrolds in Norwich, Beccles Books, Diss Publishing Bookshop, Bungay Museum and Robinson’s Stationers, Harleston, priced at £10.


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