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Win a copy of new East Anglian history book, A Moment in Time.

Written by  Paul Dickson
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Peter Sargent at the launch of A Moment in Time in Jarrold book department. Peter Sargent at the launch of A Moment in Time in Jarrold book department.

Published on October 2 by Allthingsnorfolk business member, Paul Dickson and on sale in the Allthingsnorfolk Shop, A Moment in Time – 50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life, by former EDP journalist Peter Sargent, takes us on a journey in time, from the mysterious ancient figure of the Green Man in Norwich Cathedral, via the day King Charles II rode a winner at Newmarket’s racetrack on to Second World War soldiers preparing for the D-Day landings in woods on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

In this series of short stories, many of which first appeared in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, encounter famous figures who made their mark on the eastern counties. Here is Oliver Cromwell raising an army, Queen Elizabeth I making a Royal Progress, while her sister Mary plays a game of thrones, highwayman Dick Turpin goes about his nefarious business and Norfolk squire and Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, saves the country from financial ruin.

You’ll also meet less familiar figures and veer off the beaten track. Here are tales of a Cambridgeshire Iron Age ‘hill fort’, Norfolk’s raffish 19th Century bare knuckle boxers and the sailors who fought a huge, but barely remembered, 17th Century sea battle off the Suffolk coast.

Peter Sargent added: "History can seem quite a dry and uninteresting subject, but I hope this book shows just how lively and interesting the past can be. After all, what happened then created the world in which we live today so it affects us all in our day-to-day lives." 

To be in with chance of winning one of two copies of A Moment in Time please e-mail the answer to the following question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In A Moment in Time which Norwich landmark features the mysterious ancient figure of the Green Man?

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARTIN W OF WINTERTON AND LIZ T OF BERGH APTON WHO WON THIS COMPETITION

Please put "A Moment in Time competition" in the title of the e-mail and include your name and address along with the answer to the question in your e-mail. The competition closes at midday on Tuesday 31st October  2017 and the winners will be the first two correct name drawn by random by the All Things Norfolk Team after the competition deadline. The winners will be notified by e-mail and only 1 entry per person, no cash equivalent.

A Moment in Time can be purchased in the All Things Norfolk shop by clicking here

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