In late 19th century, Cornwall hand-knitting was a vital cottage industry and coastal villages developed their own distinctive patterns and names for the traditional navy blue guernsey or knit-frock. This book includes many contemporary photographs, and shows how to knit a Cornish guernsey incorporating one of thirty local patterns.
Evelyn Atkins and her sister Babs were two middle-aged sisters who lived in suburban Surrey and led the humdrum life of so many commuters. Then Evelyn broke her leg and it meant an early retirement from her demanding job. The two sisters scraped together the money to buy an island off Cornwall.
A compendium of fascinating information about Cornwall past and present, this book contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county's famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry and royal visits.