"A study of Dame Ethel Smyth and The Wreckers" commissioned by the Duchy Opera for its production of 'The Wreckers'. Bert Biscoe, bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, explores the complexities which lie behind it, and "discovers a wonderful, baffling Edwardian whirlwind - Ethel Smyth."
ALLIANCES DALLIANCES by Bert Biscoe
A miscellany of dialect collected and written by 'Old Cornwall' members and Societies, with some of the dialect stories entered in Gorsedh Kernow competitions.
ANGLETWITCH & POPPYDOCKS: CORNISH DIALECT WORDS, RHYMES & STORIES edited by George Pritchard
Another collection of poems by  the Truro-based politician, poet, stage manager, musician and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
AT A WEDDING WITH YEATS IN TURIN by Bert Biscoe
The title translates as "Cornish ripples near and far", and indeed most of the poems are in English, some bilingual. They are the work of an 'Old Cornwall' member and former Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. "...The verse of a frontline ambassador to many parts of the Cornish world, drinking in the gifts of Cornwall, the delights of its culture, the emotions of its landscape..." (Bert Biscoe).
CRYGYON KERNOW OGAS HA PELL by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
The story of the march by the Cornish to Blackheath in 1997 in commemoration of the ultimately tragic protest 500 years before by Michael Joseph an Gof and Thomas Flamank against new taxes imposed by the king - but this is told in the first person as if by Brengy, the author's dog.
DOG WHO WALKED TO LONDON by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
"An adventure into Cornwall's past and an examination of our churches today and what they mean to both residents and visitors", this is a thought-provoking collection of verse by one of Cornwall's best-loved writers. He is a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
EGLOSOW KERNOW - CORNISH CHURCH POEMS by Donald R Rawe
"It is the year 560AD Geranius, or Geraint, the last remaining Captain of King Arthur's triumphant stand against the Germanic invaders of Britain, is faced with the problem of who should succeed him..."
Special price! GERAINT, LAST OF THE ARTHURIANS, by Donald R Rawe
Ken Phillipps was a well-known authority on Cornish dialect, and a writer for the academic as well as general reader.   This is a lively and entertaining book, principally a glossary, of course, but with a valuable introduction to the sounds, grammar and localised divisions within Cornwall.
GLOSSARY OF THE CORNISH DIALECT by K C Phillipps
A charming childrens' book illustrated by Steve Martin, about Katherine and the Joanie doll she is given. As the story progresses, it introduces all the elements of what makes a Cornish holiday, especially one in St Ives.
LITTLE BIG BOOK OF SEASIDE HOLIDAYS by Mary Quick
" A true (and embroidered) tale of Truro in the time of Henry VIII - 'evokes Trurra's festy spirit. Verse by Truro politician, musician, poet, and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
'MAUDLIN' PILGRIMAGE by Bert Biscoe
The Truro poet offers in verse a "fictional account of the visit to Truro by Sir John Betjeman during which he saved Walsigham Place from demolition."
'MERCIFULLY PRESERVED' by Bert Biscoe
A children's book, delightfully illustrated by Barbara Peters, telling the story [in English] of Meryon's magical adventure.
MERYON, A CORNISH FOLK TALE by Gill Peters

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The items in Shop Two are listed in 5 sequences:  

 

Page 1 - Music and dance

Includes folksong and dance, Cornish carols,

and books about Cornish music and musicians.

 

Pages 1-3 - Language and literature

Creative writing by Cornwall's novelists and poets, Cornish language and dialect - grammar, vocabulary & stories,

listed A-Z by title.

 

Pages 3-5 - 'Old Cornwall'

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Pages 5-6 - CDs & DVDs, listed A-Z by title.

 

Page 6 - Badges & serviettes.

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