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Saturday, 12 November 2016 00:00

Debut children's book from Norwich author

Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is a new children's book written and illustrated by Norwich author and artist, Sandra Derry. It is the first in a series of books by Sandra, who grew up on a farm, aiming to introduce children to countryside life. Curly  Sheep's Bad Hair Day is beautifully illustrated. It explains, in a fun way,  how and why sheep get sheared.
 
Sandra approached Kinsale Infant School for feedback, when she was writing the book and creating the illustrations.  The reviews from children at the school are included on the back cover. 
 
To thank the children, Sandra visited Kinsale Infant School to present copies of the book to her band of reviewers.
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

Deafening Silence

As a visitor to Norfolk I thought you would be interested learning about my observations on my own patch. I wrote ‘Time to Stare’, my personal overview of twenty five years of watching wildlife which was published in 2005 by Norfolk Publishing House Grice Chapman.

I expressed concern regarding the decline and long term survival of some of the birds of the area but I never foresaw the dramatic decline that has occurred in the four years since. Walking around the area this spring the lack of birdsong was frightening, it caused me to reflect on what it must be like to lose your hearing, all those magical sounds gone forever, the silence was deafening.

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