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  • Baggage, A Book of Leavings cOver

    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.

  • Interim Nation by Alan M. Kent

    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.

  • D.M. Thomas Family Bible Book Cover

    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

    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.

  • The Way Back Poems in Sami
    Out of stock

    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.

  • Displaced by War Book Cover

    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.

  • National Minority by Alan M. Kent Book Cover

    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.

  • The Wanton Seed
    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.
    REPRINTING – Copies expected June 2019

  • Grains of Gold, Occitan Book

    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.

  • Shout Kernow Book Cover
    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.

  • England Arise book cover
    With a preface by Cyril Pearce

    The story of the Socialist Conscientious Objectors of the First World War  – and the women who supported them.

  • Lancelot Ribeiro book cover

    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.

  • Wave Hub, New Poetry From Cornwall

    Cornwall is at the hub of the Celtic Sea, and this collection of new poetry celebrates the best verse to emerge from there in recent times.

  • The Commissar Vanishes Book Cover
    Out of stock
    New edition, enlarged and revised including 118 new images

    Sinister, tragic and often farcical, the images reproduced in this book draw the reader into a world of political surrealism that offers a harsh warning from the past about what is still happening in the present.

  • Mrs English & Other Women

    A new collection of poetry by D.M.Thomas explores erotic memories, from his first sexual ejaculation (of a kind) at five to a brief appearance of Eros in a cancer clinic at seventy-seven.

  • The Polar North Book Cover

    Stephen Leonard set off on a journey to document the language and spoken traditions of a small group of Inuit living in a remote corner of north-west Greenland. This group call themselves the Inugguit (the ‘big people’) and they speak an exceedingly complex language understood by few outsiders. The Inugguit number 700 and live in the northern most permanently inhabited place in the world, occupying four different settlements scattered across an area the size of Germany. Leonard lived with the Inugguit for 12 months, learning their language and living their way of life, not leaving the region at any point. As a teenager, Leonard had read about the Inugguit through the accounts of the explorer, Sir Wally Herbert who lived in the region in the early 1970s and who had been a motivation for his journey.