Black Beauty

Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by local English author Anna Sewell which became an immediate best-seller going on to become one of the best-selling books of all time around the world.

Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty from her home in Norwich over seven years (read our blog post about her here). The novel (Anna’s only novel) was published by local family publishers – Jarrold & Sons. Today Jarrolds no longer publishes books however it does have a large independent department store in the Norwich Lanes with an impressive book department (amongst others)!

Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature and with that the city is proud to commemorate its many local authors.

Black Beauty 140th anniversary events include:

VisitNorwich has put together some suggested itineraries for those interested in following the Black Beauty story and learning more about Victorian Norwich - view them here

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