David Copperfield
Blundeston is famous for being the birthplace of 'David Copperfield', in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens.

Dickens wrote the novel in 1849-50. Whilst places mentioned in the book exist in real life, it is unsure whether Dickens ever actually came to the village. We know from his letters that Dickens initially chose the village name for the novel after seeing it on a signpost during a trip to nearby Yarmouth (a town that also figures largely in the book, as the home of the Peggotty family). However, despite local legend, it is difficult to tell whether Dickens subsequently visited here, or stayed at Somerleyton Hall, in the neighbouring village. All we can say is that being so close in Yarmouth, it is unlikely that Dickens would have avoided the opportunity to visit. It is also apparent from the novel that he was familiar with some local landmarks such as the view of the church and the yew trees from the Rookery and the Plough Inn.

In the novel, David spends his early life in the Rookery, the large house in the centre of the picture below which was taken from the top of the church tower,

Today in Blundeston, it is possible to see places mentioned in the novel, including the Rookery, St. Mary's Church, and the Plough Inn, as well as numerous references to the book and to Dickens in house and road names. On the village sign, the young David is pictured looking towards the church. The Pough Inn has a large plaque over the front door proclaiming that "Barkis the Carrier, from the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, started from here". This old coaching inn also has Dickens memorabilia in the comfortable dining lounge and many reminders on their menu.
A few quotes from David Copperfield...
The Rookery: The childhood home of David Copperfield
The Village Sign:
showing David looking towards the church
The Plough Inn: The starting place of Barkis the Carrier