Weird England


Thanks to David Barnes and Cast Iron Radio for inviting me to write an audio essay on Norfolk as part of their ‘Weird England’ series for BBC Radio 3. The series is available on iPlayer and also includes essays on Northumberland, Devon, Lewes, and Staffordshire. My essay is about the hostility and hospitality I experienced during the time I lived in the county, the strange myth of Snatch Valentine, the twentieth century photographer Viola Grimes, and a special late night in a museum.