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Norfolk writer shares her passion for storytelling with Cromer pensioners

PUBLISHED: 19:28 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:32 21 February 2017

Writer Mary Mackie sharing some of her short stories with residents of Justice Court, Cromer. Picture: McCarthy Stone.

Writer Mary Mackie sharing some of her short stories with residents of Justice Court, Cromer. Picture: McCarthy Stone.

McCarthy Stone

An author whose recollections of the time she spent living at north Norfolk stately home Felbrigg Hall formed the basis of a series of books gave a reading at a Cromer retirement complex, as part of National Storytelling Week.

Mary Mackie, who lives at Heacham, near Hunstanton, visited Justice Court, on Holt Road, to celebrate the annual event, reading a selection of her short stories to staff, homeowners and guests.

Mrs Mackie, whose husband was a houseman and administrator at Felbrigg in the 1980s, has written more than 70 books, including romantic fiction titles, autobiographical works and historical biographies.

She said: “I really enjoyed being able to share my passion for storytelling with everyone who attended and it was great to spend the afternoon with such a friendly group of people.”

Thanking the author, Cheryl Bissett, who is regional sales and marketing director at Justice Court builders McCarthy Stone said: “The homeowners at Justice Court have developed a real sense of community spirit, so this was a good opportunity for them to get together.”


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