Sweet Sorrel: Suffolk Voices from the Past

Sweet Sorrel: Suffolk Voices from the Past

by Sydney Higgins


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In the mid-1970s, the author, Sydney Higgins, was living in rural Suffolk where he became friends with local old men and women and spent hours listening to their songs and their fascinating accounts of their lives and experiences. At the funeral of one of these elderly friends, he realised that his memories off the previous eighty years and the story of his life had died with him. It was then he decided to record and transcribe some of his conversations with his village friends. It was not then his intention to use the material to write a book. Decades later, he re-read the transcripts and became aware that, although the speakers had died years ago, their voices from the past were demanding to be heard. 'Sweet Sorrel' records what they had to say.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491226728
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2013
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Sydney Higgins with his wife, Antoinette, and their three sons lived in Suffolk where he became the Senior Advisor for English and Drama. Both he and his wife are successful writers. His many publications include the biographies 'Rider Haggard: The Great Storyteller' and 'The Benn Inheritance: The Story of a Radical Family'. His educational books include the best-selling series 'Aspects of English'. He has also ghosted many books, including 'Stroll On' for Tony Booth, 'Piper Alpha: A Survivor's Story' for Ed Punchard, 'Nicola: A Second Chance to Live' for Nicola Owen, and 'The Pirelli Album of Motor Racing Heroes' for John Surtees. He and Antoinette have also written several books for children and two guidebooks entitled 'Staying in the Châteaux Hotels of Eastern and Western France'.

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