This re-print of a rare and obscure pamphlet, originally published by Thomas Fiddick a hundred years ago in 1913, details the various experiments which he undertook whilst dowsing for mineral lodes... More > in his native Cornwall, as well as giving a potted history of mineralogical dowsing in the area. It also gives details of his "Dowsing Cone" and instructions for its use.< Less
All Cornwall Thunders at my Door is the first full biography of Charles Causley to be published, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his death in 2003. Laurence Green has compiled a great... More > deal of information concerning Causley’s life in Cornwall and beyond, of his personal history, his influences and motivations, helping to give context to the great legacy left to us by “the greatest poet laureate we never had.”
“This is the first biography of Charles Causley, and takes us towards the heart of a marvellous poet and deeply intriguing man. It’s all well done: clear, sympathetic, appreciative and shrewd. Everyone who loves Causley’s poems will want to read it.” Sir Andrew Motion.
Includes photographs not previously published and a foreword by Dr Alan M. Kent.< Less
Thomas Moule's topographical account of Cornwall is taken from the 1838 edition of The English Counties Delineated and is full of detail concerning the seats of the gentry, the monuments in the... More > churches, the history of the parishes and boroughs and the numbers of houses and inhabitants. This fully-indexed edition is a useful source of information for local historians and for those interested in the Cornwall of 170 years ago. The cover of the book features part of Thomas Moule's map of Cornwall taken from the original edition. This book is also available in hardback and eBook editions. Published by The Cornovia Press. ISBN 978-0-9522064-6-0.< Less
Many young women ‘long to put the clock back to the post-war years when life seemed prettier and nicer.’ In this book Jessica Mann demolishes such preconceptions about their... More > mothers’ or grandmothers’ young days, showing that in reality life was uglier and nastier.
Born just before WW2, she grew up in the post-war era of austerity, restrictions and hypocrisy, before anyone even dreamed of Women’s Lib. The Fifties Mystique is both a personal memoir and a polemic. In explaining the lives of pre-feminists to the post-feminists of today, Mann discusses the period’s very different attitudes to sex, childbirth, motherhood and work, describes how she and other young women lived in that distant world with its forgotten restrictions and warns against taking hard-won rights for granted.
Jessica Mann is the author of 21 crime novels and 4 non-fiction books. As a journalist she has written for national newspapers, weeklies and glossy magazines and is the crime fiction critic of The Literary Review.< Less