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A biography of the 19th Century children’s writer Mrs M. M. Sherwood (1775–1851) with excerpts from Captain Sherwood’s diaries
Forever in Galicia is the most extensive account of Galician identity ever written, an idiosyncratic text that spans and erodes the traditional genres of memoir, political treatise, historical essay and revisionist analysis.
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In Cornwall’s First Golden Age, Bernard Deacon gives us a groundbreaking interpretation of the history of Cornwall between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of the Normans. A period that was not a ‘dark age’ for Cornwall, but something of a golden age, when ‘Cornubia’, with its centre at Tintagel, exerted control over Devon and parts of Somerset, and established colonies in Brittany.
Jack Clemo (1916–1994) is best known as a poet – one of the most extraordinary poets of the twentieth century – but he began his literary career writing comic short stories in Cornish dialect. A Proper Mizz-Maze brings all twenty-one of these dialect tales together for the first time.
Set around the villages, lanes and works of Clemo’s native china clay country in the 1930s, the stories of A Proper Mizz-Maze record the landscape, culture and an underrepresented language form, and they do it in an attractively light-hearted way.
How does anyone survive the ending of a marriage? In Baggage, both Victoria Field’s sense of wonder and awareness of loss continually fascinate. She packs her bag and joins hundreds of other pilgrims, but only a poet could depict so acutely how a marriage fails.
Identity, language and landscape – and the poet’s hopes for an autonomous Cornwall – remain at the core of this collection; but there are also new expeditions and inventive forms here as Kent looks towards France, Brittany, New Zealand, America – even outer space – to offer an ‘interim’ picture of the poet’s spiritual journey.
In this new collection of poetry D. M. Thomas celebrates his Cornish mining forefathers in a moving and majestic sequence inspired by his inherited Victorian Family Bible. It laments the passing of old certainties, including a unified Cornwall, now split between the true Cornish and ‘rich interlopers’.
In the steps of Exceptional Women is the first book to trace the history of the Fawcett Society from its origins in the suffrage movement in 1866 right up to its role as a cutting edge organisation campaigning for equality 150 years later.
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In an increasingly globalised world, indigenous societies like the Sámi are losing their connections with nature, their land despoiled by intrusive development, traditional livelihoods becoming part of the tourist industry.
During the First World War, June 1915 to December 1919, Gertrude Powicke spent time with the Society of Friends for their relief efforts in France, then Poland, working among the civilian victims of war. She recorded events, people and experiences and her reactions to them, for her family’s benefit, but also as an act of analysis and self-examination.
It is 1901 – the dawn of the twentieth century. In the library of a remote country house in Cornwall the noted antiquarian and Celtic revivalist Edward Cardew is about to make a remarkable discovery.
Originally selected and edited by Frank Purslow
Revised by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham with notes by Steve Gardham
The Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts are amongst the most important nineteenth-century collections of English folk song.
Grains of Gold brings together for the first time an extensive selection of Occitan literature with English translations from the tenth to the twenty-first centuries.
With two CDs containing 31 songs recorded live in pubs across Cornwall
A lively collection of words, tunes and harmonies with the background to the songs, singers and venues.
With a preface by Cyril Pearce
The story of the Socialist Conscientious Objectors of the First World War – and the women who supported them.
An exploration of the work of Lancelot Ribeiro, one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain after the Second World War.