Southwold - Geoffrey C. Munn

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Title
Southwold - an earthly paradise
Author
Geoffrey C. Munn
format
Hardback
Publisher
ACC Editions
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060825

Southwold
is a nostalgic place where childhood memories are made from sunny holidays beside the sea, coloured beach huts lining the shore and the delicate pier straddling the waves of the North Sea. To some it is nothing short of an earthly paradise - indeed it was Southwold that inspired William Morris to write his epic poem
The Earthly Paradise .
Southwold - An Earthly Paradise
is a collection of vividly written essays that take the reader through the evolution of the town from a mediaeval fishing community, prosperous enough to build a magnificent church, to its modern identity as a popular, yet unspoilt, holiday town. However its history is a troubled one. The sea, despite its changing moods has been the only constant in a past in which fire, famine and plague have devastated the town. A rich treasure of silver and silver gilt lies on the bottom of the coast of Southwold. It is a reminder of one of the fiercest fights in British history: The Battle of Sole Bay was fought against the Dutch in

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Artists - Homes and haunts - England - Southwold.|Southwold (England) - Intellectual life.|Southwold (England) - History.|Southwold (England) - Description and travel.|Southwold (England) - In art.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
263

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