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Win copies of A Place in History and A Moment in Time by Peter Sargent

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Win copies of A Place in History and A Moment in Time by Peter Sargent

All Things Norfolk have teamed up with local author Peter Sargent and Norfolk Publisher Paul Dickson Books to give you a chance to win copies of Peter's latest book A Place in History: 50 more East Anglian moments in time and his previous book A Moment in Time : 50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life.

A Place in History: 50 more East Anglian moments in time by Peter Sargent was launched at Jarrold book department in Norwich on Wednesday, September 26. Published by Paul Dickson Books, A Place in History is on sale at £12 and is a sequel to Peter Sargent's A Moment in Time: 50 stories that bring East Anglian History to life, published in 2017.

Join author Peter Sargent on a 2,000-year journey through East Anglia's colourful and varied history. In this series of 50 short stories, meet kings and queens such as Edward I and Katharine of Aragon, figures of legend such as Fenland giant Tom Hickathrift, medieval saints and more than a few sinners.

There are witches and clergymen, soldiers and sailors, revolutionaries and working class heroes, entrepreneurs, raffish hell-raising boxers and dedicated philanthropists Discover the stories of Cardinal Wolsey's origins as a humble butcher's boy in Ipswich, the duel on Norwich's Ber Street in 1600, the founding of the Norwich Revolution Society at the Maids Head Hotel in 1791, the 19th century Norfolk cricketing hero Fuller Pilch and much more.

Peter Sargent explains: "So many people have their place in history. For some it is a large and well-known slot, familiar to millions of people in the present day. Others have a far more humble location, and are not so well-known. They all find their place in this book."

Peter Sargent’s interest in history was sparked when he studied the subject at the University of East Anglia during the 1980s. After working in March, Peterborough and Cambridge, via spells in Malta and Hong Kong, he returned to Norfolk to work as a journalist on newspapers and magazines.

From 2004-11 he wrote weekly articles on local history, which appeared in the Eastern Daily Press and was production editor on Let’s Talk magazine for six years, before becoming a full time writer in 2016.

To be in with chance of winning a copy of A Place in History and A Moment of 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. 

The founding of Norwich Revolution Society in 1791 took place at which Norwich Hotel? 

Please put "A Place in History 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 6pm on Friday 30th November 2018 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 Place in History is available to purchase in our online shop at www.allthingsnorfolk.com.

For more information about Paul Dickson Books see www.pauldicksonbooks.co.uk 

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