The author Anne Maltby, a 'newcomer" who hadn't even heard of Kersey before 1993, fell in love with it on sight and was enthralled with the tales told her by indigenous villagers. Taking her courage in her hands she very soon began visiting willing residents with her tape recorder. in order to capture the memories they had of shops and businesses, housing, churchgoing, home and school, first jobs, farming, wartime - in fact every aspect of life and death over the past century. Over a period of five years Anne interviewed almost fifty people. including early and most recent newcomers to the village.
This is a mesmerising book. By the end you feel you know each character; his or her family background, attitude to life, manner of speech. Most of all, you begin to understand the fascination of Kersey and if you then visit the village, book in hand, you can follow the map of the street and recognise the names of houses in which so many dramas were played out.
Price: £5.99. Proceeds to Kersey Village organisations.
ISBN number 0-9538658-0-0
To discuss receiving copies by post ring Anne Maltby (+44 (0)1473-828383)
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