Frolic, Fervour & Fornication - an alternative history of Suffolk
This is Suffolk the way you may not have imagined it. For a number of years, I have searched out tales of places, events, and above all, some very odd people, showing this county in ways you wouldn’t believe!
Here in these pages are wife-sellers, crooked bankers, rogue rectors, sportsman-naturalists, witches and wizards, spendthrifts and misers, respectable thieves and smugglers and, of course, a good few fornicators.
I started to collect the material for this book at least ten years ago; and still the book remains unfinished. Of course it does. There is almost no end to what I might have included within its pages. Here you will find a cornucopia of Suffolk tales and characters, most of whose existence can be verified by contemporary accounts; but occasionally they appear alongside more hazy stories where the truth is much harder to determine. All have played a part in Suffolk's colourful past.
Written and compiled by Pip Wright
342 pages with over 250 pictures in colour and black & white.
Published by Pawprint Publishing ISBN 978-0-9564855-7-1
No longer available for sale (out of print)
|The Class of '63|
|Frolic, Fervour and Fornication|
|Local History Talks|
|News from Essex, 1720 - 1900|
|Lucky is the Name|
|The Watery Places of Suffolk|
|Thomas Slappe’s Booke of Physicke|
|Daniel Malden||Newspapers in suffolk|
|Witches in and around Suffolk|
|Diary of a poor Suffolk woodman|
|"The Suffolk Gipsy"|
|I read it in the Local Rag|