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Hardback 1 - The Arrest of Captain Bligh By N. P. Cooper
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Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the... More > school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory. This volume, the first in a series, contains one of his best known stories in which he recounts the arrest and detention of Captain Bligh of The Bounty. It contains a short foreword setting the scene and an afterword describing the true events as well as annotations explaining Cornish terms, identifying locations and identifying the real historical personalities.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 10 - Highwaymen By N. P. Cooper
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Tales of highway robbery terrified many of the Cornish to the extent that men travelling to London on business often wrote their wills as they believed they were unlikely to return safely. This... More > volume contains three of Q's tales of highway robbery. The Statement of Gabriel Foot, Highwayman tells the tale of his trial for murder and the consequences; whilst The Two Householders recounts Gabriel Foot’s discovery of a mysterious mansion at night; and The Man Behind The Curtain relates the consequences on a family of a disinherited heir. All three also provide enjoyable insights in Cornish etiquette and traditions which are now long forgotten. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the Cambridge University school of English Literature. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events long passed from memory.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 7 - Tales of Ardevora II By N. P. Cooper
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This volume recounts tales of St. Ives and Prussia Cove smugglers, a corrupted election (when a wealthy woman took advantage of an error to vote) and a developing friendship between a wealthy man and... More > a fisherman due to the activities of the fisherman’s granddaughter; Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q') was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian & Edwardian times and founder of the Cambridge University school of English Literature. Q is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events long passed from memory.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 5 - Tales of The Looe Diehards, The Mayor Troy By N. P. Cooper
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During Napoleonic times there was great concern that the French could invade England through Cornwall's undefended coasts, rivers and harbours. Due to this apprehension many areas... More > assembled volunteer artillery companies to guard and protect their immediate environment. One of these was the East and West Looe Volunteer Artillery which existed between 1803 and 1809. In all that time, the company which numbered up to 70 members, did not lose a single member and became known as the Looe Die-Hards. This volume contains Q's comic tale about the Mayor of Troy who learns that he is not quite as essential as he believed. N.P. Cooper grew up on the Lizard peninsula and is the author of Loveday, High Church and Methodism, The Overlooked Literary History of the Lizard and The Clifton College Class of 1881.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - IV - Tales of The Looe Diehards. The Short stories By N. P. Cooper
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During Napoleonic times there was great concern that the French could invade England through Cornwall's undefended coasts, rivers and harbours. Due to this apprehension many areas assembled... More > volunteer artillery companies to guard and protect their immediate environment. One of these was the East and West Looe Volunteer Artillery which existed between 1803 and 1809. In all that time, the company which numbered up to 70 members, did not lose a single member and became known as the Looe Die-Hards. The volume contains Q's short comedies about the company whose second in command was Q's grandfather, the renowned Cornish naturalist, Dr. Jonathan Couch.< Less
Q’s Historical Legacy - 3 - The Last Siege in England By N. P. Cooper
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This volume, the third in a series, contains Q’s retelling of the last military siege on a private home in England in 1734. It contains a short foreword setting the scene and an afterword... More > describing the true events as well as annotations explaining Cornish terms, identifying locations and identifying the real historical personalities. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.< Less
Q’s Historical Legacy - 2 - The Roll Call of the Reef By N. P. Cooper
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This volume, the second in a series, contains Q’s best known ghost story based on the wrecking of the HMS Primrose in 1807. It contains a short foreword setting the scene and an afterword... More > describing the true events as well as annotations explaining Cornish terms, identifying locations and identifying the real historical personalities. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.< Less
Q’s Historical Legacy - 1 - The arrest of Captain Bligh By N. P. Cooper
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This volume, the first in a series, contains one of his best known stories in which he recounts the arrest and detention of Captain Bligh of The Bounty. It contains a short foreword setting the... More > scene and an afterword describing the true events as well as annotations explaining Cornish terms, identifying locations and identifying the real historical personalities. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 6 - Tales of Ardevora I By N. P. Cooper
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This volume, the sixth in the series, contains Q’s retelling of the adventures of two St. Ives fishermen who were imprisoned by Napoleon for 10 years together with their diaries and an... More > introduction by, the Cornish fishing magnate, Sir Edward Hain who retraced their 1200 mile march on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War. The diaries also cast a fascinating light on now, almost, forgotten events such as the arrival in Cornwall of refugees from the Portuguese civil war, electoral scandals and bribery in Cornwall, storms and shipwrecks. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the school of English Literature at Cambridge University. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events which have now passed from memory.< Less
Q's Historical Legacy - 9 - Christmas Tales By N. P. Cooper
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Q thoroughly enjoyed his annual routines but none more than Christmas. This volume contains five stories all related to Christmas. I Saw Three Ships which tells the tale of three wrecks at Christmas... More > and the appearance of a mysterious sailor who disrupts the routine of a coastal community. Shakespeare’s Christmas recounts the astonishing solution devised by Shakespeare to the demands of the puritanical landlord of The Theatre in Elizabethan London. The remaining three stories are quaint and gentle tales of a Christmas burglar,an Indian army officer returning to Winchester,the city of his childhood,at Christmasand the adventures of a Cornish fisherman and crew desperate to get home for Christmas. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend,Daphne du Maurier,Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian & Edwardian times He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events long passed from memory.< Less

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