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Norwich becomes UNESCO City of Literature

Norwich has been named as England’s first City of Literature by the United Nation’s UNESCO. It’s an interesting choice and this BBC article lists its current and past literary connections, including Thomas Paine, Henry Howard, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro, Angela Carter, Lorna Sage, Rose Tremain and Ali Smith.

The BBC fails to mention the one person connected with this East Anglian city who has probably sold more books than McEwan and all those other writers – cookery book queen Delia Smith, who is a part owner of Norwich City FC.

The Guardian offers some hearty words in favour of Norwich.

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