Forthcoming Titles

THIS HOLLOW LAND Aspects of Norfolk Folklore

Peter Tolhurst

First published in 2018 This Hollow Land is being reprinted due to popular demand. In this absorbing work, the first of its kind devoted entirely to the county, the author has unearthed a rich legacy of beliefs and customs once widespread in the Norfolk. Full of new insights and beautifully illustrated, this book is a vivid exploration of traditional lore in Norfolk and a fitting tribute to the people who kept it alive.

SMILING AT THE STORM East Anglian Folk Art

Peter Tolhurst

In this, the first book devoted to the subject, Peter Tolhurst poses the question ‘What is Folk Art?’ He concludes that, indifferent to the winds of fashion, it is the artistic intent, the decorative effect, that distinguishes an object from the purely functional. Using what materials were to hand, creativity of this kind was often the preserve of anonymous artists – stonemasons, gansey knitters, blacksmiths and thatchers – working in a long established tradition.