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This is a unique mix of historic and contemporary tales, facts and figures about Essex, one of the most complex and interesting of the English counties. Easy to read snippets of information and history about the land of the eastern Saxons.
Ever think that Essex Girl and Fort Escorts are all there is to Essex? Think again and dip into "Essential Essex" where you will discover a dynamic county whose events and personalities have helped to shape the nation.
"Essential Essex" is a glorious mix of historic and contemporary tales from one of the most colorful and diverse counties in England. Essex is best described as a parallelogram of contrasts.
Pevsner wrote that the Essex variety of character 'must be given precedence over many larger counties', and so it must.
Discover a trinity of distinguished writers, Margery Allingham, Dodie Smith and Dorothy L Sayers and find out how the Essex estuaries were made famous by Charles Dickens and Arthur Ransome.
About the Author
Journalist and author Carol Twinch has written about Essex industry, farming, countryside and culture for over 20 years.
A lifelong visitor to the county, she is constantly fascinated by its endless variety and diversity, and with her husband sails regularly off the Essex coast.
As well as contributing to various magazines and newspapers, Carol has worked in local television and radio and written books on agricultural, social and local history as well as a number of short stories.