PENZANCE - THE BIOGRAPHY
by Michael Sagar-Fenton
Penzance sits in the heart of beautiful Mount's Bay - the centre of Cornwall's most westerly region, Penzance: The Biography tells the story of the town, from its earliest times to the 400th anniversary in 20l4 of its borough status. It tells of its growth from two small neighbouring villages to its thriving industrial Victorian heyday and beyond, a tale of disaster and success, drama and survival.
Penzance has survived attacks from Celts, Vikings, Saxons, Normans, African corsairs, Spanish galleys, English Parliamentary troops and Second World War bombing. Its fortunes have rested upon tin mining, shipping and tourism among a wealth of other industries, including, of course, smuggling.
Famous characters' stories are revealed: its first 'founder', Alice de Lisle; the Pretender: Perkin Warbeck; the pioneer of modern chemistry Humphry Davy; the father of Methodism, John Wesley; and others from all strands of society who have trodden Penzance's streets. Herein lies a rich pageant of history that created the town and its ongoing story.
CORNWALL'S RAILWAY HERITAGE
with special places to visit
REVISED 2015 EDITION
by John Moyle
Railways have played an important part in the development of Cornwall to the county we know today and their history goes back some 200 years. They are still with us today, of course, and their heritage remains for all to see, despite 'modernisation'.
The tourist industry of Cornwall was built up by the publicity machine of the Great Western Railway, who developed popular resorts to encourage traffic over their lines. The arch-rival London & South Western Railway took a hand also in the north of Cornwall. The market gardeners and fishermen of the county came to rely on the speed and efficiency of the railway to get their produce to distant markets. The rivalry between the two companies was intense and often heated, sometime illegal. Another rivalry came with the battle of the gauges,
eventually lost by Brunel's broad gauge.
But before this local companies were working directly for local communities,
connecting inland towns and mines with the sea and enabling Cornwall's major industry of mining to flourish. As well as a history of Cornwall's Railways
this book provides a guide to what is worth seeking out today.
CORNWALL'S COMMUNICATIONS HERITAGE
with special place to visit
REVISED 2015 EDITION
by John Stengelhofen
Cornwall was the home of ocean telegraphy, once linked to the world by a network of undersea cables. Marconi based many wireless experiments here and satellite communications were pioneered in the west.
The story begins in medieval times and continues right up to date with the latest spying technology.
From one of the most celebrated non-fiction writers working today.
Rising Ground takes the reader on a powerfully evocative walk through Cornwall's ritual sites, and explores the profound relationship between man and the landscape.
THE ONE AND ONLY COLOURING BOOK FOR ADULTS
Do you remember a time in life when you didn't need permission to spend hours
in your own creative world? But where is the time and space
for this in an average grown-up's busy schedule?
Here's the solution; a colouring book specifically for adults.
Beautiful images are waiting to be coloured in: just turn your mind to zero and relax.
For what could be more fun on those long winter evenings, lazy Sunday afternoons
or on holiday? This addictive colouring book will entertain you for hours.
Paper suitable for pencils, crayons and some non-heavy paints.
THE SECOND ONE AND ONLY COLOURING BOOK FOR ADULTS
Another colouring book.....that's definitely for adults!
A form of relaxation where you immerse yourself in your own creative world.
The second edition of One and Only Colouring Book for Adults
is filled with 144 beautiful new abstract and realistic images.
Kick back, relax and put your mind to zero
with the One and Only Colouring Book for Adults.
Paper suitable for pencils, crayons, acrylics and some non-heavy paints.
THE MOUSE WHO SAILED THE SEAS
A mouse he went to sail the seas.
He sailed the seas to look for cheese
But all he found were . . .Bumblebees!
A brave mouse, hungry for adventure and cheese, sets sail in search of a snack. Instead he encounters an array of zany characters and risks mortal danger before finally finding a cheesy land.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thirteen-year-old Jim Hawkins is a cabin boy on a ship full of pirates
looking for treasure. What could go wrong?
by J Meade Falkner
John Trenchard has fallen in with a band of smugglers
and is determined to find Blackbeard's diamond.
But is it true that the gem is cursed?
I EXPLORE - UNDER THE SEA
Board Book £5.99
Dive in and journey below the waves to discover curious creatures
MY SPARKLING COLOURS - PIRATES
Board Book £4.99
Welcome to a gold world
The pirate theme and sparkling characters will help your little one
grasp the concept of colour.
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MY SPARKLING COLOURS - OCEAN ISBN 9789462449893
MY SPARKLING COLOURS - FARM ISBN 9789462449961
WILD FOOD FORAGING IN CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
by Rachel Lambert
Author Rachel Lambert shows you how to identify, prepare and cook wild foods
from fields, hedgerows and beaches.
A handy identification guide, sumptuous recipe book and delightful source of inspiration, Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly offers an accessible introduction to foraging in a special and distinctive landscape. It covers over twenty wild edibles - flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds, shoots and seaweeds - and will appeal to all who want to access fresh, local ingredients, while enjoying a walk in the country or by the sea.
90 colour photographs.
Rachel Lambert spent over twenty years in environmental education and community nutrition. She learnt about foraging and local foods in Europe and Asia, and has been teaching wild food foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since 2007.
She runs Wild Food Foraging, and her courses are highly regarded.
TO VIEW ALL POCKET CORNWALL SERIES
DRAWING ANIMALS FROM A TO Z
Can you draw an aardvark, a bear, or a camel? What about a yak or a zebra?
With Drawing Animals from A to Z, you can learn to draw your favourite animals and discover your ABCs at the same time! After an introduction to the basic shapes,
you will be invited to follow step-by-step instructions to draw a different animal for each letter of the alphabet, starling with a simple shape and ending with a finished coloured drawing.
A 26-page, Flip-out paper pad features a started drawing to complete and a space to practice writing the name of each animal you draw. Learning about animals and letters has never been so fun!
BUSY OCEAN CLOTH BOOK
Cloth Book £7.99
BUSY FARM CLOTH BOOK
Cloth Book £7.99
With soft-to-touch cloth pages for little hands to hold and bright illustrations
to capture their imagination, this is the perfect first book for you baby.
UNSINKABLE - THE FULL STORY
by Daniel Allen Butler
A FEW MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 14, 1912, the liner RMS Titanic,
on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg and three hours later,
the supposedly "unsinkable" ship lay at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean,
having taken with her 1,500 of the 2,207 people aboard.
No other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up such powerful emotions, or accumulated as many legends and myths as Titanic.
"Unsinkable" takes a fresh look at this incredible story, from the building of the great ship at Harland and Wolff in Belfast, her voyage from Southampton to her fatal rendezvous with the iceberg and her sinking, which forever shattered the optimistic complacency of her age.
The story continues with the high drama of the US Senate investigation and the British Board of Trade enquiry, and the author then deals with the "mystery ship" Californian, whose officers watched Titanic sink yet did nothing.
The discovery of the wreck in 1985 and the abortive attempt
to raise a section of her hull are also covered.
Fully revised for the 100th anniversary of the` most infamous maritime disaster in history; "Unsinkable” recounts the story of the Titanic in remarkable depth and detail, and with an intensity and sympathy uncommon to other works about the ship.
No heroes are protected nor are any individuals sought out for scapegoating.
The reader is left to draw their own conclusions about who or what was responsible for the loss of the ship, while they are never allowed to forget the horrifying experiences of those who survived and the tragedies of those who died
on the night the Titanic sank.
EYEWITNESS - PIRATE (with free clipart CD)
by Richard Platt
Be an eyewitness to the bloodthirsty activities of pirates,
from the barbarous corsairs of the Mediterranean
to the cut-throat buccaneers of the Spanish Main.
WICCAPEDIA - a modern-day white witch's guide
by Shawn Robbins & Leanna Greenaway
Live life to the fullest using simply fabulous contemporary witchcraft....
SHAWN ROBBINS is a spiritual life coach and astrologer.
Her celebrity predictions have appeared
in the National Enquirer, the Star, and the Globe.
She was a talk show host on WABC radio
and has lectured extensively on paranormal subjects.
LEANNA GREENAWA is a popular British clairvoyant
who has often appeared on the radio.
She has had her own column in a popular psychic magazine,
'Take a Break's Fate & Fortune', for 'the past twelve years
and is the author of 'Simply Tarot' and 'Simply Wicca'.
DHE EMLOW AN GALAKSI
by Rod Lyon
Nans yw hwegh bledhen, yn 2337, an sterlester Anethor 6 a dhallathas viaj hir ha pell yn efanyos dhe dhyske poran fatel usi an ollvys ow tisplegya.
Ny wodhyens kapten na dhallathsons i an viaj - alyons kowethek ha breselek, planetys estren tremenvaow is-efanvos may hylli stervarners viaja pellderyow yn termyn pur got, ha kyns oll fatel o efanvos y honan dyffrans yn tien dhe'n pyth a dhesevsons gans taklow ena kepa efanvos, is-efanvos ha termyn kemvskys war-barth; dell veu prevys pan vons i tewlys a-dhelergh dhe'n hwetegves kansvledhen ha dres moy es 180 bledhen-wolow a-ji dhe hanter our! Wel, henn o an pyth a hwarva - ha liestra goynt aral, dell vydh kevys y'n lyver ma.
KAS HA DIAL
Kynsa Kevrin Kerenda Karn:
Kas ha Dial
Pan veu korf den yowynk kevys war an hynshorn, unn jydh y'n gwenton, an skrifyades Kerensa Karn a vynn diskudha gwiryonedh an mater: o hemma omladhans po denladh? Gweresys gans hy howeth, an jornalyas Rabmen Palfray, hi a omgav ow mellya yn hwithrans an kreslu erbynn kusul an hwithrer law.
Y'n kevamser, yma hi ow hwilas benyn yowynk a veu kibys dell hevel gans bilens ankoth.
Wosa denladh arall, a yll Kerensa Karn sawya an venyn yowynk ha digelmi an dhew gas kyns an kreslu dhe gavoes an re gablus? Ha'n dhew gas, pyth yw an gevrenn yntredha?
"Ty yw an Gwella Ors yn Oll an Bys,"
yn-medh Kristofer Robyn.
"Ov vy?" yn-medh Pou gans govenek.
Y'n lyvcr ma, y teun ni erbynn Winni-an-Pou, ors meurgerys gams milvilyow a dus, ha yowynk ha loes, dres lies blydhen.
Dewgh ynwedh erbynn kowetha Pou - Kristofer Robyn, Porghellik, Konin, Iyor, Oula, Kanga ha Baban Rou, heb kampoella kowetha ha kerens oll Konin.
Redyewgh hag omlowenhewgh!
COLLINS SHORT WALKS IN CORNWALL (2ND EDITION)
Cornwall forms the tip of the southwest peninsula of Britain. The coastline is wild and tricky; headlands and cliffs are interspersed with large sandy beaches in the north, and deeply indented with river estuaries in the south. The interior is dominated by areas of moorland, notably the granite mass of Bodmin Moor. This guide, produced in cooperation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, suggests perfect ways to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Twenty easy walks, all less than 5 miles in length
All walks are suitable for beginners and families
BIRDSONG - 20 NOTECARDS & ENVELOPES
20 beautiful notecards for all occasions. 4 different designs.
Cards left blank for your own message
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THE STORY OF THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE
This is a story about Thomas the cheeky little Tank Engine, who worked
on The Fat Controller's Railway on the Island of Sodor.
What he wanted more than anything was to be a Really Useful Engine and to have his very own branch line....
WELL DONE, THOMAS! ACTIVITY BOOK
by Rev W Awdry
The Well Done, Thomas! Activity Book is here
to help you do a great job, whether it's:
*being good at bedtime
*tidying up your toys
*or eating all your food!
Earn stickers to complete each chart and win special Thomas & Friends certificates!
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE - THE GREAT RACE
by Rev W Awdry
board book £4.99
Thomas and Bertie are racing - Who do you think will win?
1 2 3 WITH GOOSE
by Laura Wall
board book £2.99
Learning first numbers is lots of fun when Goose is around to help!
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500 PIECE JIGSAW - DINOSAURS
Perfect for anyone who likes to test their puzzle skills. the Puzzlebilities Dinosaurs Jigsaw is a fun and educational way for both children and adults to learn about dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles. You can complete the puzzle on your own or get together with family and friends for hours of enjoyment!
500 PIECE JIGSAW - SOLAR SYSTEM
Perfect for anyone who likes to test their puzzle skills. the Puzzlebilities Solar System Jigsaw is a fun and educational way for both children and adults to learn about the Solar System. You can complete the puzzle on your own or get together with family and friends for hours of enjoyment!
ADVENTURES IN SMELLY PLACES
Poohy! Come and explore some of the smelliest places in the world!
Explore the stinky stench of a bat cave in America, the eye-watering aroma of a smokehouse in Scotland, and the heady perfume of a rose oil factory in Turkey! Decorate real-life locations, like smelly Seal Island in South Africa, the acrid leather tanneries of Fez, a fabulously fragrant vanilla plantation in Costa Rica - and more smelly places - with over 250 reusable stickers.
Enjoy hours of fun games and puzzles. Plus, each book in the series has its very own Push-out surprise to make and collect.
ADVENTURES IN WILD PLACES
Wow! - come and explore some of the wildest places in the world!
Explore lions in South Africa, giant pandas in China
and friendly Red Sea dolphins in Egypt.
Decorate real life locations, like the Galapagos Islands, the Australian outback and more wild places with over 250 reusable stickers.
Enjoy hours of fun games and puzzles, plus each book in the series has its very own fold-out surprise to make and collect.
INFORGRAPHICS - SPACE
by Jennifer Daniel
A Miscellany of Incredible Information
Visualised by the Out-of-this-World Jennifer Daniel.
What is a black hole?
How big is the Universe?
Why is the Sun hot?
Is there anyone else out there?
Seeing is believing with this book that shows you the facts.
NEON NATURE COLOURING & STICKER ACTIVITY BOOK
by Sam Hutchinson
This groundbreaking activity book brings together stylish design, fluorescent stickers and lots and lots of fascinating facts about nature.
Using stickers at the back of the book, or brightly coloured pens at home, boys and girls are free to create the most wonderful visions of neon-tastic nature that will teach and inspire.
Fold out the colouring scenes inside the book to see for yourself!
THE 1910s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
An important collection of photographs from the Press Association's unique archive, illustrating a decade of life in Britain that saw conflicts which would change the nation for ever - including the Great Unrest, women's increasingly violent struggle for the vote, armed uprising in Ireland and the First World War.
A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE FLAGS OF THE WORLD
by V S kLEER
A visual Guide to the Flags of the World
is the first book to organise flags by graphic element, so allowing users to identify unfamiliar flags quickly and easily.
This comprehensive guide contains more than 400 national flags and ensigns and an alphabetical index makes searching by country also simple and easy.
A political map, glossary and a brief history of flags add to the book's value as a reference tool.
Useful, informative and innovative, A Visual Guide to Flags of the World is the perfect resource for readers of all ages and from all walks of life.
VICKI DE KLEER has for many years taught sailing for the Canadian Yachting Association and in that time developed a sailing programme for the visually impaired. She has sailed the Atlantic in a number of sailing craft, from yachts to square-riggers. She lives in Ontario.
DON'T FORGET TO SING IN THE LIEFBOATS
by Kathryn & Ross Petras
Don't forget to sing in the lifeboats and 366 other bits of uncommon wisdom for uncommon times
EMERGENCY 999! SEA RESCUE SERVICES
by Kathryn Walker
Just what happens when you dial 999? EMERGENCY 999 looks behind the scenes
to see how the emergency services work.
Inside SEA RESCUE SERVICES find cut: :
How are lifeboats sent to deal?
with a 999 call so quickly?
How do coastguards rescue someone trapped in quicksand?
How are lifeboats launched from land?
How do helicopters airlift people to safety?
Meet some of the people who work in the sea rescue services to help save lives!
SINK THE BELGRANO
by Mike Rossiter
The sinking of the Belgrano was one of the most dramatic moments of the Falklands conflict. Signalling, for many, Britain's entry into the war, it has been seen as a politically motivated decision deliberately designed to take the country irrevocably into the fight.
Now Mike Rossiter - with unprecedented access to sailors from the Belgrano and HMS Conqueror- gives us a vivid and definitive retelling of the events that led up to the sinking.
MIKE ROSSITER is an independent documentary film-maker, whose work has been nominated for BAFTA and Emmy awards. In 2001 he filmed the search for and recovery of the body of Donald Campbell and his record-breaking jet boat Bluebird from Coniston Water. He produced the series War at Sea for the BBC and discovered and filmed the wreck of the aircraft carrier Ark Royal.
He is also the author of Ark Royal. He lives in North London.
by Angus Konstam
Being a collection by a sailor of impeccable nautical qualities of the many and varied facts and myths of the sea.
Full of salty yarns about ancient heroes and savage pirates, rowdy songs, dastardly U-boats, signal flags, grog and everything else the bath-tub sailor requires for a career on the high sees.
Weigh anchor, raise the sails and keep an keen eye peeled for sea monsters.
by Winston Graham
A lavishly illustrated companion to Winston Graham's beloved Poldark books, reissued alongside the broadcasting of the new BBC series based on the novels.
Graham's saga of Cornish life in the eighteenth century has enthralled readers worldwide for seventy years and the wild landscapes that inspired the novels
have - even today - remained relatively unchanged.
Cornwall then was a perilous world of pirates and shipwrecks: of rugged coast and mysterious smugglers' coves, of windswept moors and picturesque villages such as Boscastle and Port Quin, and of beaches, tin mines and churches.
With an introduction by Winston Graham's son, Andrew, and illustrated with stunning photographs, it is a glorious evocation of the land of beauty, excitement, romance
and imagination that Graham loved so well.
Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels,
including The Walking Stick, Angell, Pearl and Little God, Stephanie and Tremor.
His novels have been widely translated and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series shown in twenty-two countries.
Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen,
the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003.
EVOCATIVE CORNWALL - KEROW HYRETHEK CALENDAR 2016
This 13 month calendar is an ideal gift for those who love Cornwall, wherever they may be.
Monthly listings of annual Cornish events, festivals, and celebrations
Beautiful images evoking the essence of Cornwall
The days and the months in Cornish and English
The calendar is entirely made in Cornwall, supporting Cornish business and the Cornish economy.
NEWLYN ARTISTS CALENDAR 2016
This 13 month calendar is an ideal gift for those who love the beautiful paintings
of the Newlyn School Artists
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