THE GRIT BOOK OUT NOW
The new edition of THE GRIT is now available. I wrote the book with Jack Rose in 1997 and it quickly became a local bestseller and has been described as an East Anglian oral history classic.
This 2019 edition of The Grit has been comprehensively revised and draws on new interviews, documentary evidence and recently discovered manuscripts. Jack died in 2000 but his family gave me full access to his archive, which was also a big help with the new edition. There is also an additional final chapter to bring the story of The Grit up to the present day.
The book has been freshly designed to feature 120 new photographs plus specially-commissioned illustrations by Lowestoft artist Paula White. You can buy it here.
PEARLS FROM THE GRIT AUTUMN 2019 TOUR
My theatre show, Pearls from The Grit, toured again in November 2019 to packed venues in Norfolk & Suffolk, with the support of Arts Council England East. To read more about the show and the tour, click here.