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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.
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REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUTH HAMS
By Nigel Evans
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IT'S A DOG'S LIFE
by Michael Morpurgo
This is my farm. There's always something to do, somewhere to be.
Then there's Lula. Bit special she is
Considering she's not a dog.
We were best friends until the horse arrived....well you'll see.
I'm Russ, by the way. And this is my story.
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?
THE LONELY PENGUIN
by Petr Horacek
The lonely penguin's looking for his friends. Will he find them?
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.
KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
Edited by Shelley Grimwood
The legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table lie
tantalizingly outside recorded time, beyond the horizon of history, inhabiting a turbulent, twilight world amidst the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
Barbarians are at the gates, Britain in peril. Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, was destined to be saviour of the nation in a series of mighty battles and to establish a wondrous kingdom bright with chivalry, goodness and perfect love, whose inhabitants were more symbol than substance, their adventures allegorical, their lives one long quest for eternal truth.
In the vibrant yet dreamlike world of Arthur and his knights. Fantasy mingles with reality, fact and fiction are interchangeable.
There are damsels in distress, dragons to be slain, sorcerers, giants, monsters, endless perils to be overcome as the forces of evil and darkness threaten to engulf all that is good.
There was no happy ending to the wonderful stories; the camaraderie of the Round Table could not survive and eventually Arthur and most of his knights perished in one final cataclysmic battle. Yet, 15 centuries later, their shining idealism lives on, as an inspiration to everyone who believes in the future of mankind and the survival of civilization.
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.
CORNWALL'S BEACHES - The Guide to THE BEST
by Jennie Hughes Jones
A simple straightforward guide to the 76 most popular beaches in Cornwall
Precise directions to each beach.
Details of: parking - toilets - shops - cafes - sports - lifeguards - disabled facilities - dog friendliness
Every beach visited and illustrated checked every year
SAT NAV friendly.
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.
LITTLE BOOK OF SPITFIRE
by David Curnock
In the history of` the aeroplane there is one aircraft that is fully deserving
of the accolade 'legendary' - the Supermarine Spitfire.
Against overwhelming odds in the Battle of Britain (]uly - October 1940),
and taking part in major actions in every operational theatre in World War II,
the Spitfire became a symbol of victory and was perceived
by the public to be the RAF fighter.
Built in greater numbers than any other aircraft of` the time, examples of this icon of British aviation are still flying today, paying tribute to her designer R. J. Mitchell, and in honour of the 'Few' who flew and maintained her in those dark days of war.
Escapes from Dartmoor Prison
by Trevor James
Escapes from Dartmoor Prison have always attracted wide publicity as police and warders are mobilised to contain fugitives and hunt them down, often in terrible weather. Search parties have been known to go thirty-six hours without sleep
and no chance of a hot meal, following up reported sightings, many of them false.
For a prisoner on the run the experience could be a terrifying ordeal, not knowing where he was or which direction to take, perhaps in a Dartmoor mist or rainstorm,
and not a friend in the world to turn to for help. Strong men have cracked after splashing through bogs and tramping over rough ground, often in the dark,
for up to twenty miles at a time.
The incidents recorded in this collection of escape stories will astonish many readers by the breathtaking audacity displayed by men desperate for freedom.
Some are comical, some are tragic, others will fill you with admiration for the pursuers and the villains they pursued. Even more astonishing, they are all true.
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PADSTOW HISTORY TOUR
By Malcolm McCarthy
Malcolm McCarthy takes us on a tour of Padstow through the ages, explaining the history behind the well-known landmarks of this ancient town. Beloved old views of Duke Street, North and South Quays and the Market show the Padstow of old, printed so the reader can trace the town's rich history in an engaging new way.
With a map Of interesting local landmarks, you can trace the footsteps of those who once walked Padstow's streets. The hope is that this book will help visitors to the town find their way around, illustrated with nostalgic photos of bygone days.
1914 - FROM CHANDELIERS TO ANNIE LAURIE
By James Crowden
1914 is a series of over thirty previously unpublished verbatim accounts, poems and anecdotes covering the early months of the First World War: the famous retreat from Mons, the battles of Le Cateau, Néry Marne and Aisne and finally the desperate defence of Ypres.
There are accounts of nurses in Antwerp; naval disasters in the Broad Fourteens; forays into the Bay of Bengal and Mesopotamia, and the famous Christmas truce, which at one point involved the singing of the Scottish folk song Annie Laurie in perfect English by a German officer on Christmas Eve.
What is of great interest is the variety and poignancy of the soldier's voices, the immediacy and honesty of their writing. This book is designed as a sequel to ]ames Crowden's earlier book about the Boer War called "From Ladysmith to Archangel".
What is remarkable is that even after 1OO years these voices and words can still convey great depth of feeling and illuminate the war with very powerful images.
THE MINER & THE VISCOUNT - A Saga of 18th Century Cornwall
By Richard Hoskin
Cornwall emanates rugged spirit, mystique, beauty and people that are independent and have a unique place in history. Cornwall's scenery varies from great country houses, market towns and fishing villages, to tin and copper mines, bleak moors, Neolithic monuments, rugged cliffs, the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.
This book is set in the late eighteenth century, a time of social turbulence and historical significance, when Cornwall mirrored the history of Britain: the birth of the industrial and agricultural revolutions; the expansion of the empire; the coming of the Enlightenment and the rise of Methodism. A royal duchy, Cornwall had 44 Members of Parliament (nearly as many as all of Scotland); new fangled steam engines worked in her tin and copper mines; her seamen explored the world's oceans and her politicians led the exploitation of America.
RICHARD HOSKIN is from a family of journalists and historians in Cornwall, has spent a lifetime writing for pleasure and profit. He was educated in Britain at Liskeard Grammar School, Clifton College and The Queen's College, Oxford, where he studied history.
He moved to America with Proctor & Gamble, eventually settling in Cold Spring, Kentucky with his wife.
THE MOST AMAZING BIRDS TO SEE IN BRITAIN
From the delicate avocet to the powerful white tailed eagle, this visually stunning guide reveals the most remarkable birds to be found in Britain and Ireland.
Dramatic images combine with vivid descriptions and fascinating facts.
Distribution maps and calendar charts indicate where and when each bird can be seen
In-depth features details where birdlife is to be found in six key areas.
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