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Every Corner was a Picture - 3rd edition
by George Bednar
4.99

ISBN: 978 185022 192 0
210x147mm - 40 pages

This unique, scholarly, little book is invaluable for collectors, art historians, galleries and all who are interested in the Newlyn School of Artists.


The checklist gives dates of 150 Newlyn artists' births and deaths, indications of the date when an artist either exhibited a picture from a Newlyn address, or with Newlyn in the title, or inscribed a date on a picture of Newlyn or is known to have visited Newlyn between 1880 and 1900.

Much of the material gives brand new information.


At last, the definitive listing of the Newlyn School Artists – a great achievement!
Christopher Wood (1941-2009)




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A Strange and Unquenchable Race
by Derek R Williams
4.99

ISBN: 978 185022 205 7
210x147mm - 212 pages

REDUCED!  Cornwall and the Cornish in quotations.

In A Strange and Unquenchable Race Derek R. Williams has compiled a vastly entertaining collection of quotations about Cornwall and the Cornish that ranges from 44BC to the Simpsons in 2004.

Over 1,200 in number, they have been gleaned from a wide variety of sources reflecting how Cornwall and the Cornish are perceived up-country and how the Cornish see themselves. Writers, travellers, politicians, historians, kings, newspapers and magazines, as diverse as Virginia Woolf, Matthew Taylor, Edward I, Celia Fiennes, A. L Rowse, Michael Joseph ‘An Gof’, The Times and Private Eye, all find a place.

The chronological listing is complemented by both an author index, and a subject index that allows the reader to search for specific themes, from choughs to chapels and from hurling to Helston.

‘...the Cornish are a strange and unquenchable race - to-day they are capable of a loyal friendliness and often of gracious actions, but we must not forget that we are meeting the descendants of folk who still have a leaven of paganism in their blood.
R.Thurstan Hopkins Cornwall 1952

Derek R. Williams, whose previous works have included Prying into Every Hole and Corner: Edward Lhuyd in Cornwall in 1700 and, as editor, Henry and Katharine Jenner, is a Cornish exile who has retained close ties with his homeland. He is a bard of Gorseth Kernow (The Cornish Gorsedd).



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For the love of Angel
by Susan Penhaligon
3.99

ISBN: 978 185022 222 4
197x128mm - 270 pages

 REDUCED!  A novel set in Cornwall in the 1880s

THE BOOK: A time of great change in Truro - set in 1880 - the foundation stone of the new cathedral is laid - there is a strike of clay workers which creates civil disorder and great strife.

Florence Trevern is left to look after her baby sister when her mother drowns. Their father is over-possessive of both daughters, obsessively controlling their lives. Florence, self-willed, has to protect her sister from their father’s unhealthy love whilst trying to gain her own independence, complicated by her passion for Russell, a striking clay worker.

A strong story set within an authentic Cornish background.

THE AUTHOR: Susan Penhaligon, was born & bred in St Ives, an actress best known for her role as Pru in A Bouquet of Barbed Wire and as Judi Dench’s sister in A Fine Romance. More recently she has been in Emmerdale Farm playing the role of Jean Hope.

She has numerous film and theatre credits including work in the West End – The Three Sisters, Dangerous Corner, Of Mice & Men and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.