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Chris Reeve’s writing is powered by the passion of his mum, whose love of words pulled her through sleepless nights and the tedium of housework

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ideas to make our Christmas tree branches even more brilliant

How Suffolk folk found themselves with the Archbishop of Canterbury as their ‘boss’

Dreams CAN come true. Suffolk mum-of-four Jenni Keer clinched a two-book deal with a major publisher. She tells us how it happened

‘Mum was nothing but laughter and happiness.’ Ex-RAF Bentwaters worker Hilary Cattermole is mourned on both sides of the Atlantic

‘Nature champion’ Jules Pretty takes the crown and there’s an honour for the founder of Norfolk Children’s Book Centre

Gifts can arrive in a too-large cardboard box from a warehouse far, far away or with a flourish from a local artisan. We unwrap a selection box of delights

Is ‘change’ always ‘progress’? Take a look and decide

Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors

Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain

Peace at last – and ‘all the brag and bluster of 30 years shown to be folly and impotence’. What the EADT was reporting 100 years ago

Triumphs and tears on the slow path to peace: How the EADT reported the last week of The Great War

Londoner Susie adored her adopted Suffolk, and Ipswich Town. During a full life she corresponded with a prisoner on Death Row, and took up parkrunning at Kesgrave at 68

Dad Lee Harris is concerned – and is doing something about it. (But was Kirstie Allsopp right to smash up her children’s iPads?)

All will be revealed − and you can be there!

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Here’s a dozen delights for family and friends who might enjoy reading about horses, rural life or food

There’s a lot to enjoy in a new book about ‘Secret Bungay’ − and it’s not all scary...

Children’s book artist also tells of night of deadly 1953 east coast floods

Children’s books illustrator Helen Oxenbury on competing at the All England Club. Plus: Memories of Judy Garland

How Suffolk inspired ‘the look’ - and how Helen Oxenbury created a famous children’s books logo

There’s magic in her pencils and brushes… As the skill of Helen Oxenbury is honoured with a deserved biography, she talks about childhood in East Anglia, her enduring love of Suffolk, and getting children hooked on reading

From Lady Lord Mayors to pop industry excess and a floating library, there’s energy and imagination to thrill and delight in 2018

Five tweaks to stop the risk of this beloved and successful Saturday-night show growing stale

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

The first ever National Album Day is almost here. The sales figures say one thing, but who’s your favourite?

Green Island Gardens has its Autumn Colour Weekend − a real treat for the senses. And it’s raising money for charity, too

Has history recast the Essex bandit as ‘the epitome of the gentlemanly robber’?

There are many more super-septuagenarians, too, this year. Was there something in the air back in 1948?

Anne Paterson Wallace came to Suffolk and built a reputation as a painter of romantic landscapes, but her earlier life had its moments too: hush-hush work during the war and evading Hitler’s bombs

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