Pride of place for Vera's King's Lynn history book
A book written by an elderly Lynn author has got pride of place in one of the town’s main booksellers - gaining more spotlight than Michelle Obama’s bestseller.
A new reprint of Vera Witt’s history book King’s Lynn Revisited - A Walk Into The Past has a prominent display stand as you walk into Smiths in Norfolk Street.
The book has also been placed next to the tills in the store.
A delighted Vera said she could not believe how well received the reprint had been.
She said: “The original was printed in 2001, but all the photos went black in the printing unfortunately.
“The new version has a new cover featuring Captain Vancouver and the pictures have come up fantastically clear this time. It is a history of Lynn and the people of Lynn.”
Vera was full of praise for the printing firm DSD, of Austin Fields, who printed the book.
“They have made a fantastic job of the book,” she said, and added that she was delighted they printed a special poster to be shown on the Smiths display in the store.
The book features a wealth of pictures, many supplied courtesy of the Lynn News, looking at aspects of life in the town over the years.
Vera has written a variety of books over the years, and recently published a book of poems inspired by the centenary of the First World War.
King’s Lynn Revisited - A Walk In the Past, from AlverBooks, costs £5.95.