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By far the most comprehensive biographical survey yet published on the art and artists of the period, Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall 1880-1940 is an indispensable resource for collectors, curators and dealers. It will also be a delight both visually and for its literary content for the general reader.The Newlyn School of artists has long been a remarkable British phenomenon and even into the twenty-first century continues to fascinate. This dictionary and source-book brings together many contributions; whether reproduced from contemporaneous archive material or written from todays modern standpoint. At the core of the book are biographies of the many artists and craftspeople working in Newlyn, Lamorna and Penzance, extending into St Ives and the surrounding areas.
When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard.
When Steven Jamieson, head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall, met a chocolate Newfoundland puppy called Bilbo, little did he know that the bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever.
Most of our heritage railways today try to recreate the past in their local area to some degree. It is possibly easier for some than others, depending on what survives. But the Bodmin and Wenford Railway has managed to recreate the railway history of its locality to a much greater extent than most others and has indeed been labelled as the National Railway Museum of Cornwall.
The second title in the Minack Chronicles, this tells in more detail the story of Derek and Jeannie's beloved ginger cat Monty. From the first moment Derek, who was not until then a cat-lover, met a tiny bundle of fur with Jeannie, through to the pet's old age when he would still walk down to the stream to make 'Monty's Leap', this is a touching story of friendship between two people and their cat.
Exploring the sites associated with the Celts, both in ancient and in more modern times, he provides the reader with a fascinating insight into the landscape, life and traditions that have made Cornwall and its people different.The contemporary photography of Jan Beare, combined with many historic images, adds immensely to the visual impact of the book and provides for the reader a ready-made guide to sites they can visit and explore for themselves.
In the early 1920s Charles Simpson was the leading figure in the St Ives art colony. After running a local art school with his wife, he moved to London in 1924, later returning to Cornwall where he continued to write and illustrate, producing books on photography and art. He was prolific in painting hunting and racing scenes and carrying out commissions for horse-and-rider portraits. By then living in Lamorna, Simpson returned to painting the coastline and his favourite subject ducks on the stream or millpond.
In A Childs War in Cornwall, the author describes the rural idyll that was Cornwall in the 1940s against the background of World War Two. His fond memories of those times provide a fascinating glimpse of times past and heartwarming reminiscences of a most fortunate childhood.
I delight in the mark-making of Alice Mumford. Her brush strokes animate the surface of paper, canvas and board. These brush strokes,laden with colour, focus on the ways in which colour intensifies the expression of light falling on any surface. The light of day is a basicand integral part of Creation. Alice Mumford sees it as a blessing. She knows full well that it has the capacity to reveal the innate natureof visual reality. It transforms our concept of the temporal passage of time to lead us to the consideration of the eternal timespace.Alice Mumford should be regarded as a gifted choreographer. Her chosen objects are certainly not still. They have a shimmeringquality suggesting almost imperceptible movement. Professor Richard Demarco
Almost every town and village in Cornwall has been used as a surname, and the traditional Cornish trades of fishing and mining have also provided inspiration for family names. Surnames can reveal a lot about family history, but their origins can be difficult to trace. This handy lexicon, drawn together from an exhaustive research, serves as an ideal starting point for tracing ancestry. Packed with information about notable families and migration, this is also an ideal book for anyone interested in the story of Cornish people.
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