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ARCHAEOLOGY OF CORNWALL
By Dr Caradoc Peters
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Time goes so fast as we grow older, but this magnificent book slows down the clock.
It offers moments of reflection as we contemplate the enormous eras of geological time and the stirring sights of our earliest ancestors' battles to survive in the toughest conditions of rock, sea and wind. We meet mysterious traders from overseas and see the exotic goods they brought. We gain insights into ideas about society and civilization that arrived two thousand years ago and resonate still. We watch the landscape develop as the farmers, fishermen and churchmen began to create it from moor and cove; and hear again the sound of the splitting of the living rock that delivered up so much wealth and left such hard times to the people of Cornwall.
Caradoc Peters pioneers a new archaeology, building on the discovery of artefacts and the traces in the landscape to form a chronicle of our people. It is a major work that forms a pillar of understanding for all who value the past as the foundation of our futures.
FURTHER UP THE RIVER and fifty other poems
By Kevin Pyne
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JOHN HAWLEY - Merchant, Mayor and Privateer
By Michael Connors
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CHRONICLES OF DARTMOUTH VOL 1 1854-1954
By Don Collinson
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AN HISTORICAL YEARLY LOG
CHRONICLES OF DARTMOUTH VOL 2 1955-2010
By Phil Scoble
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AN HISTORICAL YEARLY LOG
INFO STICKERS - BUGS - 100 STICKERS INSIDE
Edited by Carly Blake
Discover the brilliant world of bugs, from bees and butterflies, to stick insects and fireflies.
Find the sticker for each bug, read the incredible facts and test your knowledge with the minibeast quiz. Create your own creepy-crawly sticker scene too!
INFO STICKERS - SHARKS - 100 STICKERS INSIDE
Edited by Carly Blake
Discover the brilliant world of sharks, from great whites and hammerheads, to babies and hunting.
Find the sticker for each shark, read the incredible facts and test your knowledge with the super shark quiz. Create your own watery sticker scene too!
PUZZLES FOR PIRATES
Ahoy there, matey! Get ready to set sail through a sea of pirate puzzles. Navigate numbers riddles, master amazing mazes and ponder over picture puzzles
Jump on board and discover a treasure chest of trickiness to keep all pirates poised for action and adventure!
I CAN COLOUR PIRATES
by Louise McDowell
Ahoy there! Are you ready for some swashbuckling fun with pirates,parrots and buried treasure?
This book is packed with 48 fantastic pages of colouring and drawing fun.
THE LAST WEST COUNTRY CHEDDAR CHEESE MAKERS
by Richard Green
Farm-made cheddar cheese, like cider, is an integral part
of the living heritage of the West Country.
This book, gives a detailed look at how over 1,000 farmhouse cheddar cheese making family businesses have declined to around just 10.
Author Richard Green has spent about 40 years working within this unique industry and recalls the dramatic changes and consequences from the two World Wars,
through 'Deregulation' and 'Rationalisation' policies influenced by politics and the market conditions, later to be dominated by global trading and the power of the supermarkets. He has seen many well known farmhouse cheese makers pass into the pages of our history books.
It is the remaining family farm businesses that not only hold together the fate to their own future but also our living heritage.
POCKET GIANTS - KING ARTHUR
by Nick Higham
Why is King Arthur a pocket GIANT?
Because he is at the heart of the greatest story cycle in western literature.
Because he is the timeless star of countless films, books and plays.
Because his name evokes a world of heroism, virtue, magic violence and betrayel.
Because he is a figure of the past, yet one who is promised to return in his country's darkest hour.
Nick Higham, Emeritus Professor and F.S.A., is a specialist in Britain in the early Middle Ages. He has studied and lectured on King Arthur since the 1970s.
POCKET GIANTS - ISAAC NEWTON
by Andrew May
Why is Isaac Newton a pocket GIANT?
Because he discovered the law of gravity.
Because he transformed the study of light.
Because he explained the world using pure maths.
Because he was Britain's first truly great scientist.
Andrew May went to the same Cambridge college, Trinity, as Sir Isaac Newton. After gaining his first degree in Natural Sciences he completed a PhD in astrophysics
and went on to work in the shadowy world of defence science.
He now earns his living as a freelance writer and defence consultant.
THE FINEST GARDENS OF THE SOUTH WEST
by Tony Russell
This is the third is a series of books celebrating the finest gardens in Britain.
'The finest Garden of the south West' is an inspired celebration of the very best gardens in the West Country of England, covering an area from Cornwall to the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders.
Using informative, evocative text and stunning imagery, garden writer and broadcaster Tony Russell captures the very essence of the fifty finest gardens within this region and explores their history, design, plants and personalities. The diversity of gardens to be found in the South West and within this book is truly astonishing. Within these pages you will find gardens full of tropical plants, such as Tresco on the Isles of Scilly and Overbeck's in Devon, modern-day creations at The Eden Project and University of Bristol Botanic Garden, historical restorations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Hestercombe Society's garden in Somerset, and botanically important gardens such as the Royal Horticultural Societys' garden at Rosemoor and Trewithen in Cornwall. All the gardens featured within this book allow public access at some time during each year.
The Finest Gardens of the South West is quite simply one of the finest books on the subject and essential reading for anyone interested in visiting and understanding gardens. Just like its predecessors, it will undoubtedly become a best-selling classic, a book that works equally as well on the coffee table or as a faithful companion in the car.
LITTLE BOOK OF TRUCKS
by Steve Lanham
For almost a century, the United Kingdom's road network rumbled to the sound of haulage and delivery vehicles almost exclusively made up of trucks built on home soil.
From the 1920s right through to the 1960s, British manufacturers became renowned the world over for their production of reliable workaday lorries and quite rightly earned a reputation for quality engineering. The likes of Albion, Commer, Foden and Scammell would eventually become household names, greatly contributing to the country's economic growth as well as playing major roles in times of conflict, not least during the two World Wars.
Yet in the 2lst Century, a truck proudly carrying the badge of a British company is seldom seen and furthermore it is even rarer to find one that has actually been built in this country. Once the domain of the Atkinson, Bedford and ERF, today's highways and byways are plied by MANs, DAFs and Ivecos and of the many firms that in times gone by successfully competed within the European truck industry, only the very few such as Leyland and Dennis have survived the test of time, albeit in the form of subsidiaries to larger organisations.
Richly illustrated with over 100 previously unpublished images, the Little Book of Trucks charts the history of the King of the Road, from the humble steam wagon to giant diesel-powered articulated juggernauts.
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CORNISH STUDIES VOL 21
Edited by Philip Payton
'The twenty-first issue of Cornish Studies, the last under the editorship of Philip Payton, is a testament to the directions in which he has taken the series during twenty years at the helm. This “coming of age” edition brings together essays by scholars from Australia, Ireland and Italy as well as the UK and continues Philip Payton's on-going concern with Cornwall's place in an international context. The contributions here speak to the genuinely interdisciplinary identity of` a series which remains the definitive site for scholarship and debate about Cornish history culture, politics and identities.'
Rachel Moseley, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick
The 'coming of age' edition of` this acclaimed paperback series discusses contemporary Cornish Studies, as well as the Cornish language, medieval and early modern Cornwall, the Duchy of Cornwall, the establishment of the Cornish diocese, Cornish folklore, Cornish wrestling and the Great Emigration, and the writers Arthur Quiller-Couch, Daphne du Maurier, and Jack Clemo, together with an overview of` Cornish nationalism and a postscript on John Betjeman and Cornwall.
SECURITY & DEFENCE IN SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND BEFORE 1800
Edited by Robert Higham
From Roman times down to the eighteenth century, the South West of England comprised a striking example of the importance of matters of security and defence to a local society easily threatened by external enemies and by internal conflicts
Valerie A. Maxfield examines the problems of internal security from the point of view of the Roman army, as it held down newly-conquered territory. Robert Higham considers the variety of responses - notably in the form of fortifications - which medieval society offered to external as well as internal problems. Joyce Youings analyses the particular difficulties of organising the
local militia in the Tudor period.
Anne Duffin and Ivan Roots adopt a Cornish perspective on problems of defence in the seventeenth century. And David J.
Starkey considers the interplay of trade and security in the eighteenth century, as witnessed in the contribution of the North Atlantic fishing industry to the manning of the Royal Navy. Over all, these studies provide a fascinating series of vignettes illustrating perennial and enduring problems in the history of the British Isles.
THE GREAT CAT CONSPIRACY
by Katie Davies
This is a story about Tom, and the Cat Lady, and all the things that happened
after the New Cat got kidnapped...
The New Cat keeps bringing dead things into the house as gifts for them.
When he brings in the head of the vicar's most expensive Koi carp and the Vicar
asks Mum for £200 for a replacement, Anna's dad is so cross he locks the New Cat out of the house. Tom argues for the cat to be let back in, but by the time Dad finally concedes the New Cat has disappeared altogether.
Anna, Suzanne and Tom are convinced he's been kidnapped - but can they find out who is behind the Great Cat Conspiracy?
THE HEDGEHOG MYSTERY
by Ally Kennen & Mark Beech
Ellie and Morris have a very unusual gran. She rides an enormous motorbike which she loves! But, shortly after a new lodger moves in, the bike disappears. Will Ellie and Morris be able to find it? And more importantly, will they find the culprit?
CORNISH GRAMMAR FOR BEGINNERS & THE AUXILIARY VERBS
(REVISED 7TH EDITION)
by John Page
John Page's grammar book has stood the test of time and has proved invaluable for those setting out to master the Cornish language.
Several thousand copies in six editions have been sold over the past 30 years,
each having been revised to keep abreast of developments in the language.
This, seventh edition, is no exception. It is in the Standard Written Form of the language, a spelling system agreed in 2007 for 'formal education and public use'.
So, this is the system that is being introduced to schools and being used by County Council and other public bodies.
TALES OF THE DORSET COAST
by Robert Hesketh
Dorset's dramatic and varied coastline has many tales to tell the interested visitor. Viking raiders, pirates, privateers and smugglers have all added to its colourful history and many ships have foundered off its rocky headlands. Today its ancient ports are still thriving and there are many secluded coves to delight those willing to explore. This book, with its fascinating stories, will provide an excellent companion to
those who come to discover this beautiful part of Britain's coast.
Robert Hesketh is the author of over forty West Country titles and many magazine articles for local and national publications. He counts himself a lucky man; never happier than when immersed in local history. Revisiting the beautiful Dorset coast has taken him to some of the county's most fascinating and attractive places and yielded many fresh discoveries too.
MILLS ON THE TEIGN
by Martin Bodman
A gazetteer of 125 water-powered sites on the Teign and the Bovey rivers and their tributaries, in and around Dartmoor in Devon. With references to over 150 millers, and to bakers, mill owners, miners, ironfounders, millwrights and others,
with a further 48 sites listed, covering the Teign catchment around Ilsington,
Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and Stokeinteignhead.
The author Martin Bodman, has been researching water-powered sites in the south west for over twenty years. His previous publications include 'Devon Leather' (2008) 'Inclined Planes in the South West' (2012) and 'Mills on the Yeo' (2013).
WHEAL BASSET - Five Centuries of Mining at Carkie
by Allen Buckley
Despite their significant place in the story of Cornish mining, the mines of the Great Flat Lode have never received the level of attention accorded to those situated north of Carn Brea. Mining historian Allen Buckley has now remedied a part of this omission in his most welcome coverage of the history Basset Mines.
His book begins with fascinating insights into the earliest days of mining in the
Carnkie area, progresses through the boom years of the nineteenth century,
ending with the valiant struggle for survival of Basset Mines Limited, one of the largest mines ever to work in Cornwall, until its closure in 1918.
As well as a mass of historical information, the book also contains a gazetteer of surviving sites, which will be of great value to those who seek to explore an area of industrial archaeology, equal in interest to any in Cornwall.
The Trevithick Society is delighted to publish this volume as part of its mission to cover the remaining gaps in Cornwall's mining history.
DEVON'S HAUNTED HOUSES
by Margaret Caine & Alan Goreton
In this companion to the authors' HAUNTED DARTMOOR are
another dozen ghost stories. All the tales have been carefully researched and rewritten using original records.
Most of the buildings are still standing and some are open to the public.
As ever, belief in the supernatural is not necessary to enjoy these first-rate stories of DEVON'S HAUNTED HOUSES.
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POLDARK - ROSS POLDARK
By Winston Graham
The First Poldark Novel
Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family.
But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead,
his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin.
But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home an act which alters the whole course of his life ...
POLDARK - DEMELZA
By Winston Graham
The Second Poldark Novel
Demelza Carne the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble is now his wife. But. the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love.
Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache, despite her joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities and sows the seeds of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.
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SAIL & STEAM IN THE PLYMOUTH DISTRICT
by Alan Kittridge
The extensive system of navigable rivers within the Port of Plymouth and the nearby sheltered estuaries and bays of Devon's South Hams and east Cornwall are home to a varied local maritime history. Artisan mariners of each harbour, river or stretch of coast, developed distinctive vessels and methods of working to suit their particular environment.
Happily, between the 1860s and the 1960s, photographers were on hand to capture the results of decades, sometimes centuries, of this isolated nautical evolution before it vanished completely.
The author has chosen some of the best photographs from his own collection.
Most are by local photographers who demonstrate an intimate knowledge of their subject. Idyllic pictures set in sylvan surroundings disguise the sheer hard work being undertaken but the reality of the scene is described while personalities and vessels involved are identified.
Alan Kittridge is a graphic artist and a partner in Twelveheads Press. He has written on many maritime subjects in Devon and Cornwall including Steamers and Ferries of the River Tamar and, mostly recently, Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle and Steamers of the River Dart, both published by Twelveheads Press.
DARTMOOR'S EARLIEST PHOTOGRAPHS 1860-1880
by Tom Greeves
By the mid-19th century the new discipline of photography was attracting many skilled practitioners. Presented here are some 125 images of Dartmoor in the 1860s and 1870s. Most have never been previously published in book form.
They are the earliest precise record we have of the Dartmoor landscape - familiar, yet different to today, with some remarkable changes in vegetation and buildings.
Fascinating subjects include popular landmarks, but also archaeological sites, bridges, churches, farmland, houses, military training, mills, mines, towns, viaducts and woods, giving a unique view of Victorian Dartmoor, often with people giving scale and context. The nationally renowned photographer Francis Bedford is well represented, as are many local photographers, such as William Merrifield of Tavistock and William Spreat of Exeter.
Tom Greeves MA, PhD, is a cultural environmentalist who is a leading authority on the archaeology and history of Dartmoor. Since 1998 he has been chairman of the Dartmoor Society and he is to be President of the Devonshire Association. His varied career has included being Sites & Monuments Officer for Devon and archaeologist for Dartmoor National Park.
CYCLING - GETTING STARTED
by Edward Pickering
All you need to know about from cycling basics, from choosing the right bike to mountain biking and touring. With 245 photographs.
Advice on safety, clothing and equipment. maintenance and repair so you can make the most of your bike for commuting or leisure.
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