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The Book of Happisburgh

Trett, Mary; Hoggett, Richard

Published by Halsgrove
ISBN 10: 0857040979 / ISBN 13: 9780857040978
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Title: The Book of Happisburgh

Publisher: Halsgrove

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New


Num Pages: 160 pages, over 250 historic photographs. BIC Classification: 1DBKEAN; WQH; WQP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 218 x 305 x 19. Weight in Grams: 976. . 2011. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780857040978

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Synopsis: Famous for the erosion which has dramatically
reshaped its coastline, the north-east Norfolk
village of Happisburgh can truly claim to have
witnessed the full range of human history.
Recent archaeological excavations on
Happisburgh beach have found internationally
significant evidence for the earliest human
occupation so far discovered in northern
Europe, while on the clifftops above stand
the medieval church, the Arts and Crafts
Happisburgh manor and the iconic lighthouse,
the only independently operated lighthouse in
the United Kingdom.The fields surrounding the
settlement have revealed traces of prehistoric
burial mounds and a Roman farmstead, and also
contain the remains of a significant Second
WorldWar radar station.
This book presents Happisburgh's rich
archaeological and historical heritage, using
archaeological drawings, aerial images, historical
documents, old photographs and personal
recollections to tell the story of this coastal
community whose residents have literally lived
their lives on the edge.

From the Publisher: The book is interspersed with biographies
of local characters, which help to tell the story
of everyday life, as well as revealing little-known
episodes such as the case of the Happisburgh
poisoner! Famous visitors are also highlighted,
including artists J.M.W.Turner,Henry Moore
and Barbara Hepworth, and author Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle.

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