Cornwall 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.
- Abbey Garden, Tresco
- Bedruthan Steps
- Boscastle Harbour
- Caerhays Castle
- Carn Brea
- Carn Euny
- Charlestown Harbour
- China Clay Tips
- Cot Valley
- The Eden Project
- Fistral Beach
- Gig Racing
- 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
- Lanyon Quoit
- Launceston Castle
- Lizard Point
- National Maritime Museum
- Newlyn Harbour
- Port Isaac
- 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
- Tors of Bodmin Moor
- Trebah Garden
- Treffry Viaduct
- Truro Cathedral
- West Pentire
- Wheal Coates
- Notes on Locations
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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