I began researching and writing my latest book during the autumn of 2019. In hindsight it was a time of innocence. All we had to worry about was Brexit and the threat of climate change.
What other word in our wonderfully wacky language could combine hedgehogs, goats – and supermodels? An excerpt from Peters book, My Word!
Peter worked as a freelance historical consultant for a community project in Lincolnshire from its planning in 2019 until its successful completion in 2021.
In Upper Sheringham church you will find a mysterious carving. It depicts a mermaid, and reflects one of the most alluring myths that has haunted men’s minds for centuries.
Although I only published my first book at the age of 52, I’ve been writing stories all my life. So I suppose it’s been a long time coming. A lot of us could say the same thing. We all have a book or two in us.
Anglian Annals, the third in Peter Sargent’s trilogy of history story collections, was published in September, 2019. There was an official book launch in the book department of Jarrold department store in Norwich on Saturday, September 21 where people had a chance to meet the author and hear excerpts from the new book.
In October 1600 two men met in a deadly duel outside Norwich’s Ber Street gates. The result was a severed limb, and a scrap that went down in Norfolk legend.
In July, 1820, a crowd of 20,000 fight fans from Norfolk and London went to North Walsham. They were there to see a display of open air, bare-knuckle boxing. It was a golden age for the noble art.