Bill Bryson follows up his hilarious 1995 book, Notes from a Small Island, which has become one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain.
Born in Pakefield and with many links to Suffolk, this is a celebration of Michael Foreman’s life as a master storyteller and illustrator told through his own autobiographical tales, diary extracts, original sketches and illustrations from his award-winning publications.
Good night and good riddance: how thirty-five years of John Peel helped to shape modern Britain by David Cavanagh
Another title with local connections. This book focuses on some 300 shows between 1967 and 2004, giving a thorough overview of Peel’s broadcasting career and placing it in its cultural and social contexts.
Brian Blessed tells his story in his typically understated fashion.
The newly retired and ever forthright David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year in the peloton.
Nick Frost’s family life was difficult, blighted by alcoholism, illness and sudden misfortune meaning they lost everything overnight. He left school early and drifted from job to job dogged by his own personal demons. It’s something of a miracle that Nick survived and even more that he would achieve such success with his writing, acting and comedy.
Former Suffolk Bookfest speaker Alison Weir tells the story of Mary Douglas, Countess of Lennox who helped to bring about one of the most notorious royal marriages of the 16th century. An extraordinary life that spanned five Tudor reigns.