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‘Norfolk. Merely typing the word on a computer screen gives me a little twinge of satisfaction’: D. J. Taylor on how Norfolk has inspired him for a lifetime

Novelist and local D. J. Taylor reveals the real magic of Norfolk, his home county.

People who live outside Norfolk and get their ideas about it from television programmes nearly always assume that the backdrop is more or less identikit, a matter of flat fields, wide skies, picturesque churches nestling among the reed beds and, once you get to the eastern side, seal-strewn beaches. In fact, the county is as differentiated as anywhere else. This is a big place — 70…

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