Please click on the headings above to view our main range of books. Online Catalogue : Books from Cornwall and South West
Causley at 70
This paperback was originally published to celebrate Charles Causley's 70th birthday. Contains original work from Charles Causley, plus numerous other contributors including poetry from Alan Brownjohn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Roger McGough and many others, plus prose from D.M.Thomas, Colin McInnes and more.
There are uncollected autobiographical prose, manuscript worksheets, plus photographs and a selective bibliography.
Charles Causley: Living in Launceston and now in his eighties, Charles Causley is still writing. Having received numerous awards for his contribution to poetry, including the Kurt Maschler Award for 'Jack the Treacle Eater', the Signal Poetry Award for 'Early in the Morning' as well as the Queens Gold Medal for poetry, and the CBE for his services to poetry.
We stock all of his books that are still in print, plus a wide range of those which are out of print. A full list of titles is available upon request.
Kernow A Land Apart
This is the first all-Cornish book from Deborah King. Cornwall has inspired the art and text, and been the place where the book has been printed and published.
Deborah King has had several books published, the most recent being The Flight of the Snow Goose and Bear's Dream both from Harper Collins. There is also a slip cased version available at £25.00. Both versions are signed by the author.
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Slip cased version, signed by the author. This is the first all-Cornish book from Deborah King. Cornwall has inspired the art and text, and been the place where the book has been printed and published.
Deborah King has had several books published, the most recent being The Flight of the Snow Goose and Bear's Dream both from Harper Collins.
George, Dr Ken
Cornish Language Board,
This is the most commonly used Cornish dictionary, published by the Cornish Language Board and designed to support their courses. Contains around 1000 new words for the 21st century.
Limited edition only 300 printed. All books are hand numbered. Nicholas Williams is on of the foremost experts on the Cornish language, a Cornish Bard and a Lecturer at University College, Dublin.
A New Cornish Dictionary
An updated version of the two Morton-Nance dictionaries, the 1938 Cornish/English and the 1952 English/Cornish. This edition was first issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Robert Morton-Nance.
The Saints of Cornwall: 1500 Years of Christian Landscape
John, Catherine Rachel
This is a new and updated edition of a book that was last in print in the late 1980's.
Mark Gibbons's Dartmoor
A book of reproductions of Mark Gibbons's paintings of Dartmoor, all the pictures have an OS reference and a written description of the area where the picture is set.
The South Devon Coast
Art book , reproductions of Mark Gibbons paintings of the South Devon Coast, there are descriptions of the settings of the paintings.
There's One Away
Book full of true stories about Dartmoor Prison the escapes and attempted escapes.
Cornwalls Lost Railways
Photographic record of the pre Beeching era on Cornwall's railways.
Local interest book with 52 black and white photographs of old Launceston. Signed copies usually available.
Bodmin Moor's Archaeological Heritage
Herring, Peter & Roase, Peter
Cornwall Archaeological Unit
Small book giving an introduction to the landscape, history and extremely important archaeological remains of Bodmin Moor.
Marine Animals of the South West 2nd Edition
Sound Diving Publications
200 photographs from the sea around Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, lots of information about where and how to see the marine animals.
Launceston: Some Pages in History
A local interest book with a lot of Launceston history supported by black and white photographs, from a local author of over 20 published books. Signed copies normally available.
Diversity & Vitality
Lake, Jeremy., Cox, Jo. & Berry, Eric
Cornwall Archaeological Unit
A record of the Methodist and Nonconformist Chapels of Cornwall with detailed maps and photographs.
Published in 1997
A pictorial history of Launceston nearly 200 old photographs, showing the town as it used to be. The author has over 20 published books. Signed copies normally available.
Crosse, Tania Anne
The first published novel from this author, is a historical story based in Morwellham Quay ,Devon.
Tintagel & The Arthurian Myths
A look at the Arthurian legend, from a local author and well known specialist in myths and earth energies. Signed copies normally available.
From one of Cornwall's specialist authors, this is the 3rd edition of Paul Broadhurst's comprehensive book on the 'Old Holy Wells of Cornwall'
The Dance of the Dragon
Broadhurst, Paul & Miller, Hamish with Shanley, Vivienne & Russell Ba
The authors spent over ten years researching this book, which traces earth energies and ley lines. across the South West of Britain and mainland Europe. A thoroughly comprehensive study that stimulates your brain cells.
Photographic history of small village in the Launceston area, the author has lived in the parish for a long time and writes from her own knowledge, one of her previous books was the parish of Werrington (1990).
Over a period of years she has had over 20 books published, we can normally supply signed copies.
Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat
Revised edition 2000
Originally published by Bossiney Books in 1991, this is a new and revised edition of the book which relates the story of the loss, of the Penlee lifeboat on the night of 19th December 1981.
A history of 'Cornish Privies' , with photographs, some thing just a little different. But all in all an interesting subject.
The Age of the Saints
Borlase, William Copeland
A facsimile reprint of the 1893 Joseph Pollard edition. This book has been faithfully copied from the original by a specialist publisher.
The Romance of the Stones
This book with has a wealth of information about Cornwall's prehistoric stone monuments, illustrated by Rosemarie Lewsey's drawings it is also available in a similar £45.00 hardback version.
A Royal Duchy
The Dovecote Press
A coffee table style book, lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 colour photographs. The book shows the extent of the 'Duchy of Cornwall' with land and properties from Dorset to the Scilies.
The Great County Adit
Buckley J A
The story of the Gwennap mine that was one of the largest of its kind, and a major Victorian engineering feat.
Castle- an - Dinas
Cornish Hillside Publications
An account of 'Cornwall's Premier Wolfram Mine' and short details of the other Tungsten Mines in Cornwall.
Behind the Canvas
Brittain Sarah & Cook Simon
This is a book featuring 40 artists living and working in Cornwall, each one has a short biography as well as photographs and interviews.