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DVDs AND BOOKS AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM KEITH SKIPPER

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DVD – A fond salute to the Press Gang on their farewell to the local entertainment scene after 25 years of squit, wit and plenty more. This production lasting over 80 minutes features memorable excerpts from the final shows in the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier as well as highlights from several village hall shows. The ideal souvenir of an epic journey. Produced by Trevor Allen Photografique at £14.99.

SKIPPER’S NORFOLK SURPRISES
DVD – Featuring some of the county’s ‘undiscovered’delights, including the Cathedral of the Fields, the finest pyramid in England and a woodland shrine. Suitable for natives, newcomers and holidaymakers alike.
Duration: 50 minutes. Produced by Trevor Allen Photografique at £12.99.

SKIPPER’S MAGIC MARDLERS
DVD – A cavalcade of outstanding characters from across Norfolk and the Waveney Valley rejoice in their deep local roots. Who says we don’t get characters like we used to?
Duration: 60minutes. Produced by Trevor Allen Photografique at £12.99.

SKIPPER’S BROAD REFLECTIONS
DVD – Three of Broadland’s outstanding champions of the past provide a commentary for archive material, old photographs and current scenery. A new look at one of Europe’s most important waterways.
Duration: 40 minutes. Produced by Trevor Allen Photografique at £12.99.

SKIPPER’S FERTILE FURROWS
DVD – Featuring a rich crop of local farming characters including a farmer who has been active on the Norfolk scene for over 70 years. Produced by Trevor Allen Photografique at £12.99.

THE BOY JOHN LETTERS
BOOK – A fresh delivery for the 21st century of this Norfolk dialect classic. A lengthy appreciation by Keith Skipper, including special memories of one of the county’s most endearing characters. Published by Mousehold Press at £10.95.

Also two BOY JOHN LETTERS CDs containing 12 recordings each – one from each month – by Keith Skipper, with Sheilah Olley providing Aunt Agatha’s latest philosophical gems at the end. Cost £9.99 each.

LARN YARSELF NORFOLK
BOOK – A comprehensive guide to the local dialect including glossary. Published by John Nickalls at £5.99. Selling fast since 1996! A big favourite with exiles.

NORFOLK ECHOES, VOLUMES 1, 2, 3, 4
CDs – Collections of well-loved local characters, many of them recorded on visits to BBC Radio Norfolk over a decade ago. £10 each.

SKIPPER’S NORFOLK PATHWAY leading to Dialect Delights and other Local Favourites. CD. £10 each.

CONFESSIONS OF A COUNTRY BOY
BOOK – Rich reflections of a Norfolk rural upbringing in the 1950s with plenty of cheerful adventures along the way. Published by Thorogood at £9.99.

CONFESSIONS OF A NORFOLK NEWSHOUND
BOOK – Stories from Keith’s years on the local newspapers at Thetford, Dereham, Yarmouth and Norwich. Plenty of pictures to jog the memory. This new volume covers the years 1962–1979. Published by Thorogood at £9.99.

The above publications are available direct from Keith Skipper at:

25 St Mary’s Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9DJ.
Tel: 01263 512871
e-mail keithskipper@btinternet.com
Postage and packing extra – £2 per book or DVD, £1.50 for CDs

 

BOOKS AVAILABLE IN SHOPS

RUMOLEDEW, TELLING TALES IN A NORFOLK VILLAGE
Keith’s latest rural epic. Rumoledew is nowhere in Norfolk. Rumoledew is everywhere in Norfolk. Always amusing – but thought provoking as well. Published in hardback by Halsgrove at £12.99.

CONFESSIONS OF A NORFOLK SQUIT MERCHANT
Packed with colourful local characters and anecdotes encountered along the Norfolk squit trail. Lavishly illustrated. Published by Halsgrove at £12.99.

KEITH SKIPPER’S NORFOLK QUIZ BOOK
Keith teases and enlightens at the same time in this entertaining volume. It is an ideal companion for inquisitive visitors and recent settlers making their way round the county – and a useful refresher for natives as well. Published by Halsgrove at £7.99.

HOW TO SURVIVE IN NORFOLK
A manual for long-suffering locals, crafty commuters, naive newcomers, testy tourists, well-heeled weekenders, sophisticated second-homers, metropolitan missionaries and any other observers drawn to one of the last great outposts of sensible living. Published in hardback by Halsgrove at £12.99.

KEITH SKIPPER’S NORFOLK BEDSIDE BOOK
The perfect companion at bedtime with a rich miscellany including tales from the past, rich descriptions of the landscape, humorous yarns and a cavalcade of Norfolk characters. Published in hardback by Halsgrove at £12.99.

THE BUMPER BOOK OF NORFOLK SQUIT
A celebration of Norfolk’s unique sense of humour with contributions from many of the county’s leading personalities. Keith shares a host of his favourite Norfolk yarns collected over the decades – with plenty of illustrations to underline this special brand of whimsy. Published by Halsgrove at £14.99. Reprinted 2007.

NORMAL FOR NORFOLK
Hard-back book, a miscellany of Keith Skipper’s writing and musings over a 40 year period, mixing the whimsical with the serious. Published by Halsgrove at £12.95. Reprinted twice.

The above publications are available from most good bookshops across Norfolk.
 
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