Following my nose, as I so often do picking books to read, I've been taking a tour of East Anglia. I started with Jim Kelly's Philip Dryden crime novels set around the Norfolk town of Ely. Now, with Esther Freud's The Sea House, I am a stone's throw away, Google Maps-wise, in Suffolk.
The story is set in a fictional coastal village, "Steerborough", (probably in the Minsmere area), which is near the fictional once-great wool-trade town of "Eastknoll", (clearly Dunwich), on the Suffolk coast.
East Anglia oozes history. Kelly and Freud both write about its Anglo-Saxon past and archaeological finds. It appears to be the produce capital of the UK.
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