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Southwold, An Earthly Paradise

Munn, Geoffrey C

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ISBN 10: 1851495185 / ISBN 13: 9781851495184
Published by Suffolk England Antique Collectors' Club, 2006
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First Edition: Fine dark blue cloth boards, hardback, with gilt lettering to front board and spine, near fine coloured pictorial dust jacket, pictorial endpapers, 12.00 x 9.75 inches approx., not price clipped, handwritten dedication to a previous owner on preliminary title page, 263 pages, wonderful coloured illustrations. A heavy book. Bookseller Inventory # 14248

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Title: Southwold, An Earthly Paradise

Publisher: Suffolk England Antique Collectors' Club

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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Geoffrey Munn is a well-known face on the BBC's Antiques Road Show on which he is one of the jewellery specialists. He is the managing director of the London-based firm of antiques dealers Wartski, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He has had a long and happy association with Southwold.

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