NEWLYN ARTISTS CALENDAR 2017
This 13 month calendar is an ideal gift for those who love
the beautiful paintings of the Newlyn School Artists
THE ISLAND OF ADVENTURE
CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE
by Enid Blyton
For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot, the summer holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for. Until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom - where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea.
ENID BLYTON, who died in 1968, is one of the most successful children's authors of all time. She wrote over 700 books, which have been translated into more than
forty languages and have sold more than 400 million copies around the world.
Her stories of magic, adventure and friendship
continue to enchant children the world over.
Enid Blyton's beloved works include The Famous Five, The Secret Seven,
Malory Towers, The Magic Faraway Tree and the Adventure series.
REBECCA COBB is a rising star in chiIdren's picture books. Having collaborated on two picture storybooks with the Orange Prize winner Helen Dunmore, Rebecca's debut solo project, the hugely accomplished and heartbreakingly beautiful Missing Mummy,
was published in 2011.
by Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline,
wild terrain and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination,and many
of her works are set there, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek.
In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved,exploring
its legends, its history and its inhabitants,
making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.
Introduced and with photographs by the author's son, Christian Browning
COLOUR ART - TRANSPORT
CREATIVE COLOURING FOR ALL AGES
This colour book is packed with lots of transport related scenes,
bringing hours of enjoyment for any promising artist!
Includes professional tips to get you started.
Each page is also perforated, meaning that the pages can be taken out easily for completing the scene in either colouring pencils, watercolour pencils or paints.
THE DORSET COLOURING BOOK
PAST AND PRESENT
Dorset has charmed visitors for centuries, and this collection of intricate illustrations is a celebration of the county's unique appeal.
Featuring a range of picturesque vistas, from sandy beaches and fossil cliffs
to harbour towns and medieval castles, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for your colouring pencils.
There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like
to bring these images to life.
DINOSAUR HIDE, DINOSAUR SEEK
by Lisa Regan
Dinky the dinosaur is playing a game of hide and seek with her friends.
Join her as she sets out to look for them all.
Some are harder to find than others - can you help her?
OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM & OTHER RHYMES
Join Old Macdonald and his friends in this fantastic rhyme collection!
With lovely vibrant artwork, this book includes many well known classics
such as Baa Baa Black Sheep. Incy Wincy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus
and lots more!
SERPENTS OF EDEN
Edited by Martin Edwards
Many of the greatest British crime writers have explored the possibilities
of crime in the countryside in lively and ingenious short stories.
Eden celebrates the rural British mystery by bringing together an eclectic
mix of crime stories written over half a century From a tale of poison-pen letters tearing apart a village community to a macabre mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle,
the stories collected here reveal the dark truths
hidden in an assortment of rural paradises.
Among the writers included here are such major figures as G K Chesterton and Margery Allingham, along with a host of lesser-known discoveries whose best stories are among the unsung riches of the crime fiction between the two world wars.
Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer best known for two series of novels set respectively in Liverpool and the Lake District. He is series consultant for British Library Crime Classics, as well as being Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, and President of the Detection Club. The golden Age of Murder, his study of the Detection Club was published in 2015.
THE CORNISH GARDEN NO.59 (2016 EDITION)
THE JOURNAL OF THE CORNWALL GARDEN SOCIETY
SMUGGLING IN CORNWALL
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
by Jeremy Rowett Johns
Smuggling in Cornwall: An Illustrated History tells the story of the smuggling trade that flourished in Cornwall during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Drawing on extant source material, it examines how the trade was organised
and financed with particular reference to the fishing village of Polperro
on the south coast of Cornwall, where it was masterminded by Zephaniah Job,
known as the "Smugglers' Banker"
Cornwall's extensive coastline and isolated location made it possible
for large quantities of rum, brandy, gin, tea and tobacco
to be shipped across from Guernsey and brought ashore in secluded coves.
Repeated attempts by Revenue officers to seize contraband goods were invariably thwarted even when a smuggler was caught red-handed,
it was rare for a Cornish jury to convict him.
But in 1798, the murder of a Customs officer by one of the crew of a smuggling vessel named the Lottery led to the establishment of the coastguard service
and the eventual decline of the smuggling trade.
THE NEW COLLINS NATURE and DISCOVERY GUIDES
FOOD FOR FREE
THE FORAGER'S GUIDE
by Richard Mabey
Beautifully illustrated, Food for Free? Helps you identify over 100 wild foods.
Features fungi, seaweed, shellfish, roots, vegetables,
herbs, spices, flowers, fruits and nuts.
Includes suggestions on the best ways to cook and eat wild foods.
Richard Mabey's classic guide is the ultimate companion to foraging.
SEASHORE OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE
by Ken Preston-Mafham
This full-colour photographic guide includes detailed information on 240
of the most common animals and plants found on the coasts
of Britain and northern Europe.
Each species is illustrated with its own colour photograph
and each type of shore organism has a symbol to aid identification.
Individual descriptions include information on distribution, habitat and reproduction,
advice on where a species maybe found, hints on how to identify it
and the months in which it is likely to be spotted.
TO VIEW ALL OUR NATURE and DISCOVERY GUIDES
THE A-Z OF CURIOUS DEVON
STRANGE STORIES OF MYSTERIES, CRIMES & ECCENTRICS
by Suze Gardner
THE lifestyles of the people of Devon have traditionally been as diverse
as its spectacular scenery.
Little wonder then that the county's curious stories are so numerous and so varied.
Including a train trapped in a giant snowdrift in Devon's worst blizzard;
Lapford's murderous parson; Devon's ill-fated involvement in D-Day at Slapton Sands;
black magic on Dartmoor; visitations by the Devil in South Devon;
as well as witchcraft; heroes; piracy; record breakers; villains and eccentrics,
this cornucopia of the peculiar and marvellous elements of Devon's history
will surprise and delight everyone who knows and loves this county.
TITANIC AND HER CONTEMPORARIES
by Senan Molony
TITANIC was meant to be another success in a litany of past glories
for the White Star Line. Her fate was an unexpected shock and global tragedy,
ensuring her immortality in the minds of millions even 1OO years later.
But her untimely demise often overshadows her remarkable life -
the distinguished heritage of her fleet,
the ingenuity of those who built her and the dedication of those who worked on board,
many of whom would later become heroes.
Titanic Unseen provides a unique insight into what it meant to build,
deploy and operate the great ships of the White Star Line in the Titanic era.
Weaving together images from the evocative albums of White Star
crew deck officer Philip Bell and Harland & Wolff executive John Kempster,
it is a revelatory portrait of this iconic vessel.
BISHOP ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
by Elisabeth Stanbrook
Bishop Rock lighthouse, exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean,
is at the very edge of the dramatic Western Rocks off the isles of Scilly,
and stands as a tribute to an amazing feat of Victorian engineering.
This book tells of its construction and modifications from the 1840s onwards
by a workforce of great skill and courage in often dangerous conditions,
and of lighthouse keepers isolated in the tower, and the relief boatmen
who provided a vital link with the shore.
by Elisabeth Stanbrook
Just 2km beyond Land's End stands the iconic Longships lighthouse,
the vision of the ill-fated Lieut Henry Smith.
Since 1795, the lighthouse has undergone many changes
including the purchase by Trinity House and a complete rebuild.
Construction problems, keepers' trials and tribulations
and the skills of the relief boatmen all feature,
as does the full fury of the Atlantic Ocean.
Strong links were also forged with nearby Sennen
from where the lighthouse was serviced.
POLDARK - THE COMPLETE SCRIPTS
by Debbie Horsfield
The complete shooting scripts for series one
of the hit BBC television show Poldark 1783.
The American Revolutionary War is over.
Cornishman Ross Poldark returns to his father's lands a battle-weary soul.
Met by a homeland gripped by recession and the revelation of his father's death,
Ross must contend with the disrepair of his property and the challenge of keeping his family tin mine in business as his sweetheart prepares to marry his cousin.
Amidst the stark beauty of the Cornish landscape,
Ross must fight for his livelihood, making allies - and enemies along the way.
Delve deeper into the hit BBC drama starring Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.
Collecting together Debbie Horsfield's original scripts,
this volume allows you to relive Poldark's greatest moments,
from Ross's initial homecoming to the series' dramatic close.
It is the perfect accompaniment for fans of the series, giving a unique insight into how the show was visualized.
THE RAILWAY HERITAGE OF DORSET AND SOMERSET
by Robert Hesketh
Dorset and Somerset possess a rich and varied railway heritage.
As well as four main lines and the delightful Heart of Wessex line, the two counties enjoy a fine collection of preserved railways, where vintage locomotives and rolling stock complement splendidly restored stations.
Full of period atmosphere. Britain's growing network of cycle walkways began with the Bristol and Bath Railway Path and now includes many more beautiful but previously abandoned lines, giving another way to discover the area's remarkable railway history. This book will tell you what to see and help you understand its historical context.
It is lavishly illustrated with both modern and archive photographs.
Robert Hesketh has written over forty West Country books and many more magazine articles for local and national publications.
He counts himself to be a lucky man;
never happier than when immersed in local history.
Exploring the railways of Somerset and Dorset and researching their past
has been a pleasure from start to finish.
A BRIEF GUIDE
by Robert Westwood
Purbeck has it all - stunning coastline, quaint villages, lovely seaside towns and historic sites. As well as giving you lots of information on Purbecks natural and cultural heritage, this guide will tell you what to do and what to see. It will give ideas for days out and for short pub walks that can be enjoyed by all the family
by John Christopher
Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the world as we know it.
He was responsible for building the Great Western Railway main line,
introducing regular steamship travel across the Atlantic, building the first tunnel under a major river, and constructing docks, harbours and bridges that enabled Britain to expand and grow as the powerhouse of the world.
Without his foresight and imagination, it is possible that nineteenth-century
Britain might have been very different.
There have been many books written about the man himself, but his book concentrates upon structures, buildings and legacy of Brunel, introducing the reader to this great engineer and embarking upon a tour around Britain that reveals the many locations
with a Brunel connection.
The amazing real-life story of Cora Caterpillar
is the perfect introduction to animal life cycles
The amazing real-life story of Franklin Frog
is the perfect introduction to animal life cycles
FOIL ART - ANIMALS
ALSO IN THE SAME COLLECTION..
FOIL ART - FAIRIES
FOIL ART - FLOWERS
Discover the world of Foil Art. These unique colouring and foil craft books are full of beautiful drawings to colour, and intricate pictures to embellish with 4 sparkling foil sheets and nearly 500 stickers. Simply peel away the shaded stickers, rub on a foil sheet and then lift to reveal your stunning picture.
I LOVE KINGS AND QUEENS
by Richard Smyth
400 FANTASTIC FACTS INSIDE
After the Battle of Hastings, King Harold's tattoos were used to identify his body.
Elizabeth of York was the model for the Queen in the first deck of cards.
Queen Victoria appears on the 1851 Census. She lists her occupation as 'the Queen'
Henry VIII used a wheelchair and wore glasses.
I LOVE THE TUDORS
by Mickey Mayhew
400 FANTASTIC FACTS INSIDE
Henry VII's father died in prison before he was born.
Henry VIII was too fat to walk downstairs
Mary Queen of Scots was almost killed by an earthquake at Sheffield Castle
Elizabeth I wore poisonous makeup.
THE SWIFTEST SHIP IN NELSON'S TRAFALGAR FLEET
by Peter Hore
THE curiously named HMS Pickle was the second-smallest British ship
in Nelson's fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar.
She acquired enduring fame, however, as the ship that carried Lord Collingwood's dispatch announcing the death, in the midst of battle, of Nelson.
A topsail schooner and deemed too small to take part in the line of battle,
Pickle and ships like it were essential in the transmission of communication.
Relaying messages between admiral and Admiralty, the rapid movement of these ships pioneered an early worldwide web of information that helped secure a British victory over Napoleon.
Captain Peter Hore describes the Pickle's beginnings as a civilian vessel,
her arming for naval use and the pivotal role she played in Admiral Cornwallis's inshore squadron keeping watch over the French and Spanish. This full and captivating history narrates a colourful story of one small ship and the courage and a resolution of her determined crew.
PETER HORE is an award-winning author and journalist.
He served a full career in the Royal Navy, spent ten years working in the cinema and television industry, and is now a Daily Telegraph obituary writer and biographer.
His other books include Nelson's Band of Brothers and News of Nelson; John Lapenotiere's Race from Trafalgar to London.
In 2011 he was elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
THE GROVE OF EAGLES
A NOVEL OF ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
by Winston Graham
Set in Cornwall during the final years of Elizabeth l's reign, Winston Graham's
The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale
full of unforgettable characters.
The Spanish Armada has been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England is alert for the revenge that is surely to follow.
On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew
- in charge of the castle at Pendennis - are vital to the defence of the country,
and on their shoulders rests the safety of the nation. But temptation proves too much for Killigrew, much in debt, who cannot resist the offer of Spanish gold in exchange for a safe landing.
Captured by the Spanish in an earlier raid, Killigrew's eldest son,Maugan,
returns to England with a message for his father But he arrives to find him incarcerated, the family home being emptied by his father's debtors,
and his pregnant stepmother in the care of local witch, Katherine Footmarker. . .
KICKING THE BUCKET AT THE DROP OF A HAT
by Caroline Taggart
If asked, off the cuff, to unravel the meaning of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn the English language, most of us wouldn't have
a cat in hell's chance - but we'd do our level best.
In this delightful collection, bestselling author Caroline Taggart gets down
to the nitty gritty of the quirky expressions that we use in everyday speech,
drumming up an insight into their meanings and origins - from advertising to the Ancient Greeks, from the military to meteorology - opening up a world of old , chestnuts, cold turkeys and crocodile tears.
With more phrases than you can shake a stick at, this book takes us on a wonderful journey through our language's history and is just the ticket for any Tom, Dick or Harry with a love of the spoken word.
OLD WIVES' LORE
A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies
by Polly Bloom
A treasure trove of folklore and practical advice for the home and garden,
health and well-being, that has been passed down through the ages
and remains highly relevant today.
Exploring the history of female wisdom from yesteryear, this fascinating compendium of seasoned tips and tricks proves that sometimes the old advice really is the best.
ONE BLOODY THING AFTER ANOTHER
THE WORLD'S GRUESOME HISTORY
by Jacob F Field
Taking you on a bloodstained tour through tales of mayhem and madness,
tyranny and violence, battles and bloodshed,
this is a grisly guide to history's most shocking and macabre moments.
Discover why Ivan the Terrible was so called
Learn about the brutal rulers of Ancient Rome
Find out who was England's most incompetent executioner
With bloody battles, foul murders and terrifying prisons,
this is a fascinating account of terror, torture and power,
delving into some of the more unusual aspects of history.
BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT DINOSAURS!
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
From the ancient Chinese belief that dinosaur bones belonged to dragons, to scientific arguments over whether dinosaur skins were leathery or scaly...
Humans have had many theories about these fascinating creatures over the years.
Kathleen Kudlinski leads readers on a journey through some of these ideas -
from the sensible to the downright wacky -
and introduces the idea that history is not set in stone.
AMAZING ANIMAL JOURNEYS
by Jason Cockcroft
Every year, billions of animals move from one part of our planet to another. Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects fly, run or swim around Earth - join these incredible creatures on their epic journeys.
Chris Packham presented the BBC's children's series The Really Wild Show before setting up his own TV company making wildlife shows for National Geographic and the BBC, and presenting nature programmes such as Springwatch.
WINNIE'S PIRATE ADVENTURE
by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
Winnie the Witch would like to announce that in this book she is actually Winnie the pirate and Wilbur is not her cat, he's her parrot.
So join them both at a fancy-dress party that turns out to be an adventure to remember on the high seas
DEVON: 40 COAST AND COUNTRY WALKS
by Patrick Kinsella
From the crumbly rhubarb-and-cream-coloured cliffs of the Jurassic Coast in the southeast to the surf-stroked craggy coves in the north, across the wilderness and woodland of Dartmoor and Exmoor, and through the verdant valleys and great green grazing lands of the dairy belt - Devon is a county of exquisite contrasts and natural wonder.
Whether you're looking for an easy afternoon stroll along the shore, a riverside ramble to an atmospheric country pub or a tor-topping trek on the moors, there's something to suit every boot in Patrick Kinsella's inspiring collection of 40 Devon walks.
THE LIFEBOAT SERVICE IN ENGLAND
THE SOUTH WEST AND BRISTOL CHANNEL
STATION BY STATION
by Nicholas Leach
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea. Today, the volunteer lifeboat crews on the coasts of Cornwall, North Devon and Somerset operate a high-tech state-of-the-art lifeboats in their work of saving lives at sea.
The RNLI currently operates twenty-one lifeboat stations around the South West and Bristol Channel, including the newest RNLI station to be opened at Portishead.
This comprehensive has details of every one, with information about their history, rescues and current lifeboats. It also includes details of old stations that have been closed, as well as some of the dramatic, courageous and daring rescues undertaken by the lifeboat crews from the region.
Author Nicholas Leach has amassed a wealth of information about the lifeboats and lifeboat stations of the West Country, past and present, visiting every one to provide a complete and up-to-date record of life-saving in the sea off this picturesque but often dangerous coastline
SEASONS COME SEASONS GO - TREE
by Britta Teckentrup
A timeless tale of new beginnings...
Peek through the holes in the tree to find a busy world of nature at work
through rain and shine, wind and snow.
Each season of the year is brought to life by Britta Teckentrup's beautiful artwork.
WAREHAM AND THE ISLE OF PURBECK - THROUGH TIME
by Anthony Beeson
Wareham, once a quiet market town, is now the bustling historic gateway to the
Isle of Purbeck. Wareham has a varied history that ranges from evidence of early Neolithic and Mesolithic settlers and even, interestingly, used as a garrison town,
with 7,000 soldiers living and training there during the First World War.
It grew very little before the twentieth century due to its environment but things were about to change both in Wareham and in Purbeck as a whole
as the outside world discovered its delights.
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Wareham and the isle of Purbeck have changed and developed over the last century
This volume is arranged geographically, as a series of textual and visual peregrinations, through Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck.
Places include Stoborough, Corfe Castle, Furzebrook, Creech, Arne, Kingston,
Langton Matravers, Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge, Holme, East and West Lulworth,
Studland and Swanage. Wareham and the Isle of Purheck.
Through Time includes new material and previously unpublished illustrations from the author's collection.
THE SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY - THROUGH TIME
by Steph Gillett
The Somerset & Dorset Railway, known as the S&D (said to also stand for
'Slow and Dirty' or 'Serene and Delightful'), ran from Bath across the Mendip hills
to Bournemouth on the south coast. Never a high-speed line, the main traffic for the Somerset & Dorset during the winter months was freight and local passenger traffic. In the summer, however, there was heavy traffic as Saturday holiday services from the northern industrial towns passed along the line.
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Somerset & Dorset Railway has changed and developed over the last century.
In 1962, John Betjeman travelled along the Somerset & Dorset from Evercreech junction to Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea, making a BBC documentary called Branch Line Railway, in which he pleaded for the line to be spared from the Beeching cuts. However, despite an active campaign to save it, and the promise by the new Labour government that there would be no more railway cutbacks, on 7 March 1966 the whole line was closed. 2016 will see the fiftieth anniversary of the closure of this much-mourned railway; here in this well-illustrated book, the history of the line is preserved.
STEAMING THROUGH CORNWALL
1000 PIECE JIGSAW
1000 piece puzzle - includes a free copy of "Great Little Railways of Cornwall".
Printed on premium quality cardboard.
COMPLETE 2016/17 GUIDE TO
THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
Written by all of us at the South West Coast Path Association,
this guide is jam packed with all the details you need to plan your
South West Coast Path 630 mile adventure,
find a perfect view for a picnic or decide on a shorter walk.
The Path is divided into eight manageable sections with essential information for planning an experience you will never forget.
You will find B&Bs, hotels, youth hostels, holiday cottages and campsites all shown by their section of Path, together with tide times and useful transport information.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A HAYLE STEAMSHIP
by Peter Joseph
It is 15th January 1863. Off the coast of North Carolina the paddle steamer Cornubia is running the Union blockade from Wilmington to Bermuda.
But there is a problem: bearing down on her in a heavy gale and rough sea is the
USS Vanderbilt, the largest full-rigged steamer in the Federal blockading fleet.
The Cornubia had already been chased by several other Union cruisers the previous day but the closing Vanderbilt is over 100 feet longer than the Cornubia and 2,800 tons heavier. The Vanderbilt also has a battery of 15 heavy guns while the Cornubia, like all other blockade runners, is unarmed. With great daring, Captain John Burroughs, Cornubia's English captain, turns his ship into the teeth of the gale and the towering waves; the Vanderbilt tries to follow but fails and has to bear away to take in her sails or suffer the loss of sails, spars or masts.
Three days later the Cornubia arrived in St George's Harbour, Bermuda, with her precious cargo of 300 bales of cotton, which along with some tobacco, rosin and turpentine, would be sold to help the Confederate war effort.
Why was a Hayle-built paddle steamer recently employed on the Hayle-Bristol packet service now running the Union blockade of the Southern ports and risking the heavily-armed cruisers? This book tells the remarkable history of this ship; her name is well known - there are at least two pubs named after her - but the full story of this extraordinary Cornish ship has had to wait many years to be told; here it is at last.
GEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE OF SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
by Robert Westwood
Thousands are drawn to the natural beauty of South West England every year;
a landscape that has evolved over millions of years through geological processes,
some of which may seem mundane and familiar; some surprising and exotic.
The pictures in this book are intended as a celebration of this glorious landscape,
but also as a reminder of, and a pointer to, the processes that have been at work through the millennia of geological time. With a little help the evidence is there for all to see.
Robert Westwood is a writer and photographer based in Dorset.
He studied geology at University of Exeter and written books on the geology of Cornwall, The Lake Disrtict and the Jurassic Coast, including guides for the
Jurassic Coast Trust and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
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