Iconic Cornwall

Sarah Chap­man, pho­tos by Dav­id Chap­man

Iconic Cornwall front cover imageCorn­wall has a unique cul­ture, her­it­age, beauty and atmo­sphere. Its char­ac­ter is defined to a large extent by the places, people, nat­ur­al fea­tures and build­ings that typi­fy and rep­res­ent the best of the county. In words and pho­to­graphs, this book por­trays those icon­ic loc­a­tions that exem­pli­fy Corn­wall – places that fas­cin­ate, intrigue and inspire. They range from ancient castles and defences, through nine­teenth-cen­tury tin mines and bridges, to har­bours, gar­dens, churches, and some of Britain’s most spec­tac­u­lar moor­land and coast.

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Sarah Chap­man was born in Corn­wall, and is pas­sion­ate about the county. She read Geo­graphy at Manchester Uni­ver­sity, and returned to Corn­wall to teach, before leav­ing the pro­fes­sion to work with her hus­band, Dav­id, from their small­hold­ing near Hayle.

Dav­id Chap­man is a pro­fes­sion­al pho­to­graph­er and writer, and author of numer­ous books about Corn­wall. His work is reg­u­larly fea­tured in magazines, and his pho­to­graphs are stocked by a num­ber of pho­to­graph­ic lib­rar­ies. Dav­id has twice won double awards from the Out­door Writers & Pho­to­graph­ers Guild for Pho­to­graphy and Excel­lence in Writ­ing.

First pub­lished in 2008, this new edi­tion of Icon­ic Corn­wall is pub­lished in our Pock­et Corn­wall series.

  • Intro­duc­tion
  • Abbey Garden, Tresco
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • Boscastle Har­bour
  • Botallack
  • Caer­hays Castle
  • Carn Brea
  • Carn Euny
  • Castle-an-Dinas
  • Char­lestown Har­bour
  • China Clay Tips
  • Come-to-Good
  • Cot Val­ley
  • Cote­hele
  • The Eden Pro­ject
  • Fis­tral Beach
  • Fowey
  • Gig Racing
  • Godrevy
  • Golitha Falls
  • Goon­hilly Earth Sta­tion
  • Great Flat Load
  • Gun­wal­loe Church Cove
  • Gwen­nap Pit
  • Hell Bay, Bry­h­er
  • Hel­ston Flora
  • Holy Wells
  • Jamaica Inn
  • King Harry Ferry
  • Kit Hill
  • Kyn­ance Cove
  • Land’s End
  • Lan­hyd­rock
  • Lanyon Quoit
  • Launce­ston Castle
  • Liz­ard Point
  • Men-an-Tol
  • Mor­wen­stow
  • Mouse­hole
  • Nation­al Mari­time Museum
  • Newlyn Har­bour
  • Pad­stow
  • Polp­erro
  • Poltesco
  • Port Isaac
  • Porth­curno
  • Restormel Castle
  • Roche Rock
  • St Enodoc
  • St George’s Island (or Looe Island)
  • St Mawes and Pen­den­nis Castles
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • St Piran’s Chapel
  • Stone Circles
  • Tamar Bridges
  • Tate St Ives
  • Tint­a­gel
  • Tors of Bod­min Moor
  • Tre­bah Garden
  • Tref­fry Via­duct
  • Truro Cathed­ral
  • West Pentire
  • Wheal Coates
  • Notes on Loc­a­tions

ISBN: 9780906720882
2nd edi­tion
136 pages
65 col­our pho­to­graphs
150 x 153 mm

the towns, land­marks and cus­toms that have giv­en the place such a dis­tinct­ive char­ac­ter.
‘David’s superb pho­to­graphs cap­ture the golden light… as in the cov­er shot of St Mawes Castle, which has an almost Ara­bi­an tone to it.
‘But this is no sen­ti­ment­al jour­ney – more mod­ern struc­tures are included… The almost sur­real gran­ite form­a­tions on moor­land, the crash­ing foam at Kyn­ance Cove on the Liz­ard and the silken River Fowey… all are por­trayed with the eye of pho­to­graph­er as artist.
‘Dip into the book at any page and it will rekindle a desire to revis­it this fas­cin­at­ing land or to dis­cov­er aspects of it for the first time.’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 04.04.13)

a treas­ure trove of loc­a­tions that fas­cin­ate, intrigue and inspire.’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 16.04. 13)

The second edi­tion … has even more pho­to­graphs and loc­a­tions, plus an update of the notes on access to each loc­a­tion … Excel­lent value’ (The Cornish­man, 11.04.13)

from ancient castles and defences to har­bours, 19th-cen­tury tin mines and some of the UK’s most spec­tac­u­lar moor­land and coast.’ (Corn­wall Today, May 2013)

Stun­ning pho­to­graphs cap­ture the essence of a unique corner of Eng­land’ (This Eng­land, Autumn 2013)

if you failed to buy the ori­gin­al, this will be an attract­ive new pur­chase’ (Old Corn­wall, vol. XIV, no. 9, Autumn 2013)

Praise for the first edi­tion of Icon­ic Corn­wall:

Icon­ic Corn­wall was the Editor’s Choice for Novem­ber 2008 in Corn­wall Today.

Icon­ic loc­a­tions are well chosen …
‘… cov­ers the whole county well. … few will dis­agree with the author’s final choice’ (The Cornish­man, 09.10.08)

… superb treat­ment from Sarah’s words and David’s lens.
‘… Icon­ic Corn­wall por­trays the won­der of our land­scape and people.’ (West Bri­ton, 16.10.08)

a book which lives up to its claim of reflect­ing the author’s pas­sion for her nat­ive Corn­wall and her know­ledge of its char­ac­ter’ (West­ern Morn­ing News, 12.11.08). You can read the full review here.

…homes in with words and views on fairytale set­tings… And the details of each scene are often as fas­cin­at­ing as the accom­pa­ny­ing pic­ture cap­tur­ing light and mood.’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 18.12.08)

will appeal widely … it is very attract­ively pack­aged, and the price is very fair for such a nicely pro­duced, abund­antly illus­trated hard­back volume.’ (Old Corn­wall, vol. XIII, no. 12, Spring 2009)

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