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
A first solo collection of poems in Cornish and English by a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh and regular performer with fellow poet and musician Bert Biscoe as Dew Vardh.
MOWTH ON UN LIKE DOLCOATH SHAFT by Pol Hodge
Author of a number of published books, covering travels and autobiography, Penelope Tremayne has also been a lifelong poet. This volume of poetry contains 90 examples of her writing.
POEMS FROM THE VINEYARD by Penelope Tremayne
A lovely collection of dialect verse from mid-Cornwall, with sound metres and easy readability - not always the case!
ROCHE RHYMES AND OTHER VERSE by K C Phillipps
A valuable contribution to the Cornish language's early years of revival. The book includes facsimiles of Walling's magazine, 'An Houlsedhas', produced in 3 issues, from his sick bed in WW1, and never before seen by the public. There is a translation and notes by Cornish language bard, Stephen Gadd, and a biography by former Grand Bard, Ann Trevenen Jenkin.
SCRYFER, ROBERT VICTOR WALLING 1895-1976, BARD AND JOURNALIST by Ann Trevenen Jenkin & Stephen Gadd
A great tale of romance, adventure and seafaring, an engrossing novel based upon the author's first-hand knowledge of Padstow in north Cornwall.
SPARGO'S CONFESSION by Donald Rawe
An amusing children's story book of Steren's doggy life, illustrated in colour throughout with captions in Cornish and English.
STEREN AN KOLYN KERNOW - STEREN THE CORNISH PUPPY by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
Contemporary Cornish poetry by Bert Biscoe, Patric Cunnane, Bob Devereux, Pol Hodge, Sue Johns, and Agnes Meadows, some in English, some in Cornish.
TIME FOR SONG - TERMYN RAG KAN

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Pages 1-2 - 'Old Cornwall'

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Page 2-3 - Music and dance

Includes folksong and dance, Cornish carols,

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Pages 3-5 - Language and literature

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

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

 

Page 6-7 - Badges & serviettes.

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