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Chapter H : Bibliography
BROWNE, Sir Thomas (late C.17)
Of Languages, and particularly of the Saxon Tongue.
MOOR, Major : Suffolk Words and Phrases (1823)
A list of 26 examples of words "of no general reception in England,
but of common use in Norfolk".
FORBY (1759-1825) : Vocabulary of East Anglia (2 vols. 1830)
The Reverend Robert Forby, Rector of Fincham; born Stoke Ferry.
His vocabulary is the standard work on the subject.
It contains approx. 2000 words and phrases of "Icenian Glossary",
with contributions from correspondents of Forby's in
all three counties (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex).
Much of the long and learned introduction deals with etymology
and the derivations of words.
Re-printed 1970 : Latimer, Trend & Co. Ltd.
GILLETT, Edward : The Song of Solomon in the Norfolk Dialect (1862)
Thew, King's Lynn. Re-published 1993 by Larks Press, E. Dereham.
SPILLING, James : Gile's Trip to London (1872)
Jarrold Publishing. Facsimile edition in 1998.
NALL, John Greaves :
Glossary of the Dialect and Provincialisms of East Anglia (1866)
COZENS-HARDY, Harry (Editor) : Broad Norfolk. (1893)
Longmans, Green, Reeder and Dyer, London.
History of Yarmouth, Lowestoft & their Fisheries (1886)
Adds (to Forby & Moor), words peculiar to
the seafaring/fishing community.
A collection of 125 letters to the Eastern Daily Press.
RYE, Walter : Glossary of East Anglian Words (1895) OUP.
DEW, Walter N. : A Dyshe of Norfolk Dumplings (1898)
MANN, Mary : The Fields of Dulditch (1902)
Reissued 1976 by Boydell Press, Ipswich.
WRIGHT, Dr. Joseph : English Dialect Grammar & Dictionary (1905)
Tales of Victorian Norfolk (1991) Morrow and Co., Bungay.
KNYVET WILSON, B. : Norfolk Tales and Memories (1930)
Sequel in 1931. Both published by Jarrold's Ltd.
RIDER HAGGARD, Lilias (Edited) : I walked by Night -
the life and history of the King of the Norfolk Poachers (1935)
MARDLE, Jonathan : Broad Norfolk (1949)
Nicholson and Watson, London.
She also edited
The Rabbit Skin Cap - tale of a Norfolk countryman's youth. (1939)
Reprinted by the Norfolk Library, 1974, 1975, 1976.
A further collection of 420 letters to the Eastern Daily Press.
GRAPES, Sidney : Boy John letters (1946 - 58)
Two booklets (Norfolk News Co.) 1958
MARDLE, Jonathan : Essays
Re-published by Wensum Books 1974.
As I was a -sayin (1950)
EVANS, George Ewart (Anthropologist of Suffolk)
Wednesday Mornings (1956)
Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay (1956)
FENN, Ida : Tales of a Countryman (1973)
The Horse in the Furrow (1960)
Stories of the "Boy Jimma". Reeve, Wymondham.
MARDLE, Jonathan : Broad Norfolk (1973) Wensum Books
Illustrations by Joe Lee (my father-in-law!).
KETT, John : three volumes of dialect poems -
Tha's a Rum'un, Bor (1973)
RICHES, Colin : Bible stories in the Norfolk dialect
Tha's a Rum'un Tew (1973) Baron Publishing, Woodbridge.
Watcher Bor (1979) Wensum Books.
Dew Yew Lissen Hare (1975) George Nobbs Publishing
WESKER, Arnold : The Wesker Trilogy including Roots (1984)
Orl Bewtiful an' New
(1978) F. Crowe & Sons, Ltd., Norwich.
Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth, Middlesex.
SKIPPER, Keith (Editor) : Old Barney
A series of broadcasts on BBC Radio Norfolk in three volumes
WOODS, Maurice (EDP London Editor) "Norwich Mercury".
Dew Yew Keep a' Troshin' (1984)
Down at the Datty Duck (1985)
Dunt Fergit Ter Hevver Larf (1986)
All published by Jim Baldwin, Fakenham.
Harbert's News from Dumpton (series)
EDP SKIPPER, Keith : The Norfolk Companion (1994) Jim Baldwin Publishing
(Eastern Daily Press) Survey (1993)
Responses from 239 adults and 242 children.
BRINDID, Michael : I Din't Say Nothin'!
Norfolk dialect letters to the Eastern Daily Press (1995).
SKIPPER, Keith : Larn Yarself Norfolk (1996)
I Din't Say Nothin' Ag'in! (1998)
Published M. Brindid and produced by Jim Baldwin, Fakenham.
Nostalgia Publications, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1NB
CLARKE, Tony : Mighta Bin Wuss, tales of the Boy Jimma (1998)
Nostalgia PublicationsMEERES, Frank : A History of Norwich (1998)
Thass A Rum Ow Job, more tales of the Boy Jimma (1999)
Phillimore & Co. Ltd., Chichester, W. Sussex
MALSTER, Robert :
The Mardler's Companion, a Dictionary of East Anglian DialectSKIPPER, Keith : Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy? -
(1999) Malthouse Press.
the life and lyrics of Allan Smethurst,RAWCLIFFE & WILSON : Norwich Since 1550
The Singing Postman (2001) Countryside Books
SKIPPER, Keith :
The Latest Survey of Norfolk Slang : August 2018