Norfolk writer shares her passion for storytelling with Cromer pensioners

Writer Mary Mackie sharing some of her short stories with residents of Justice Court, Cromer. Pictur

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