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Cornish Characters and Strange Events By S. Baring-Gould
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Cornish Characters and Strange Events written by S. Baring-Gould. UNIFORM WITH THIS VOLUME DEVONSHIRE HARACTERS AND STRANGE EVENTS. With 55 Illustrations Reproduced from Old Prints, etc. Cornwall,... More > peopled mainly by Celts, but with an infusion of English blood, stands and always has stood apart from the rest of England, much, but in a less degree, as has Wales. That which brought it into more intimate association with English thought, interests, and progress was the loss of the old Cornish tongue.< Less
The Horn of the Clan By Simon Cornish
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The second scenario in the Erdir series, the story sees the characters chasing after a stolen war trophy. The scenario expands the players knowledge of the world of Tefr and it's history, whilst... More > providing them with interesting dilemmas to develop their character's idiosyncrasies.< Less
Tefr Prelude to Rhapsody By Simon Cornish
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This beta version of the Prelude to Rhapsody book is available for playtesting and feedback. A finalised version is currently being edited. Tefr is a group-narrative fantasy role-playing system set... More > in a world with its own unique landscapes, flora, fauna, mythology and history. Within this setting participants can play characters of their own making, and shape a narrative born of the imagination. Prelude to Rhapsody provides narrators and players with all the basics needed to create characters and begin the story. It also offers plenty of hooks to take that story wherever inspiration steers it. Throughout history group participation in the telling of myth and folk-tales has been an important part of social, spiritual and moral life. In the modern age we have virtually lost this ability to use our own imagination to take part in a group story: in which cooperation, jeopardy, and confrontation may be experienced; not second-hand, like most modern media, but in the first person.< Less
Deep Down By R. M. Ballantyne
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The Cornish mining industry at one time accounted for well over 70% of the world's production of copper. Later, it produced more than half the world's tin. In "Deep Down", R. M.... More > Ballantyne, with a meticulous eye for detail, weaves a story around the life of a typical mine, the Botallack Mine in the extreme southwest of Cornwall. Populated with colorful but authentic characters, "Deep Down" explores a hard, dangerous and often fatal way of life that once was common in this remote part of England.< Less
ENTERTAINING MURPHY By Neil C. Hearne
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When the peace of a Cornish coastal resort is disturbed by a series of murders, the inhabitants are divided; but for a terminally ill composer, Amos Odell, it is a chance to infuse meaning into his... More > life. The town must be cleansed, and so eventually he becomes involved in the hunt for the killer. As his illness takes hold, he is sustained by the friendship of a local hotelier, the resilient and eminently practical Polly McDougall. The varied characters of this intriguing story are all at the mercy of Odell's principal enemy, the invisible clown Murphy, a malign spirit that obstructs human happiness and entices us into dangerous compromises. Here is an unsentimental look at death, and an exposure of the social prejudice which threatens to complicate the task of the pragmatic Detective Inspector Trent, who comes to realize that Odell's belief in the clown may not be as fanciful as he had at first supposed.< Less
Walking on Samos By D B Haining
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"It all began one dreary day in February. It was bleak, with a leaden sky full of drizzle that had a chill behind it to numb the bones. A fairly typical Winter’s day in Cornwall..."... More > Soon, however, Biddy and her friend Gill were boarding a plane to their Big Adventure - a walking holiday on the Greek island of Samos. The contrast with a Cornish winter could hardly be greater, and the delights of this Mediterranean paradise combined with the characters they met there to make their week walking on Samos a holiday they will never forget. Illustrated with full colour photographs of the island, this personal account will be invaluable to anyone considering a holiday on Samos, and will bring back happy memories for those who have already visited the island. Please note: interior photographs are in full colour. A lower-priced greyscale version of the book is also available.< Less
Walking on Samos By D B Haining
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"It all began one dreary day in February. It was bleak, with a leaden sky full of drizzle that had a chill behind it to numb the bones. A fairly typical Winter’s day in Cornwall..."... More > Soon, however, Biddy and her friend Gill were boarding a plane to their Big Adventure - a walking holiday on the Greek island of Samos. The contrast with a Cornish winter could hardly be greater, and the delights of this Mediterranean paradise combined with the characters they met there to make their week walking on Samos a holiday they will never forget. Illustrated with black and white photographs of the island, this personal account will be invaluable to anyone considering a holiday on Samos, and will bring back happy memories for those who have already visited the island. Please note: interior photographs are in greyscale. A full colour version is also available.< Less
Allen Grant Series: Michael's Crag By Allen Grant
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Michael"s Crag by Allen Grant revolves around the central character Michael Trevennack. The hero of the story, Michael Trevennack, is an elderly English civil servant who spends his holidays... More > on the Cornish coast staring out at a rock formation known as St. Michael’s Crag. Fifteen years earlier, a hundred or so feet below, he and his only son were stuck by falling rocks. The boy was killed, while Trevennack was left with a blood clot in the brain that has him convinced he is the archangel Michael. The description of the situations which Michael and his son face is highly illustrious and it can not go unnoticed that the author has evaluated every minute detail very precisely before penning it down.< Less
Shut away!: My early days fishing out of Newquay and things in general 'Down Quay' By Rod Lyon
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Rod Lyon, former Grand Bard of the Gorseth Kernow, recollects his early days fishing out of Newquay, “in the days before modern electronic aids, man-made fibre ropes, twines and cords, plastic... More > ‘skins’ and floats instead of cork ... when navigation to and from the gear was by dead reckoning, using only a watch and a compass, with only experience telling you what to allow for with the tide.” Rod illustrates, in both words and pictures, the techniques and the equipment used in those bygone days, and along the way remembers some of the more notable characters, both Cornish and Breton, who frequented ‘Down Quay’. The book also includes a gazetteer of his favourite fishing grounds. Published by The Cornovia Press. ISBN 978 1 908878 01 4.< Less
ENTERTAINING MURPHY By Neil C. Hearne
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When the peace of a Cornish coastal resort is disturbed by a series of murders, the inhabitants are divided; but for a terminally ill composer, Amos Odell, it is a chance to infuse meaning into his... More > life. The town must be cleansed, and so eventually he becomes involved in the hunt for the killer. As his illness takes hold, he is sustained by the friendship of a local hotelier, the resilient and eminently practical Polly McDougall. The varied characters of this intriguing story are all at the mercy of Odell's principal enemy, the invisible clown Murphy, a malign spirit that obstructs human happiness and entices us into dangerous compromises. Here is an unsentimental look at death, and an exposure of the social prejudice which threatens to complicate the task of the pragmatic Detective Inspector Trent, who comes to realize that Odell's belief in the clown may not be as fanciful as he had at first supposed.< Less