Cornwall and the Cornish

Bern­ard Deacon

Cornwall & the Cornish coverCorn­wall is a spe­cial place. It gen­er­ates a fierce pride among its nat­ive sons and daugh­ters, and a pas­sion­ate attach­ment from new­comers. Dreams of Corn­wall can also inspire the Cornish over­seas, des­cend­ants of nineteenth-​​century emig­rants. But why? Corn­wall and the Cornish reveals the mean­ings of some of the places that inspire an iden­tity with Corn­wall. It explains why Corn­wall is so often viewed as a dis­tinct­ive place, and where the Cornish iden­tity comes from.

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Dr Bern­ard Dea­con is Senior Lec­turer in Cornish Stud­ies at the Insti­tute of Cornish Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Exeter’s Corn­wall Cam­pus at Tremough. Born in east Corn­wall and liv­ing in the west, he is the author of The Cornish Fam­ily and Corn­wall: The Con­cise His­tory, as well as numer­ous art­icles about Corn­wall and its history.

Corn­wall and the Cornish is pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series.

  • Nar­rat­ives of Cornwall
  • Dis­cov­er­ing Difference
  • Sac­red Places
  • Groups
  • How Oth­ers See Us

ISBN: 9780906720721
1st edi­tion
128 pages
150 col­our pho­to­graphs
150 x 153 mm

Famil­iar but for­eign – that’s the feel­ing that nudges so many of us when we are in deep­est Corn­wall …
‘It’s 128 pages mine a wealth of inform­a­tion…’ (Tav­is­tock Times Gaz­ette, 15.07.10)

Another pre­cious little volume…, this is a wel­come one. … should cer­tainly help those who might wish to under­stand us bet­ter… it’s well-​​illustrated and nice to handle.’ (Old Corn­wall, Autumn 2010)

This is THE pocket book on Corn­wall that we have all been wait­ing for! Bern­ard Dea­con needs no intro­duc­tion to those genu­inely inter­ested in the his­tory of Corn­wall, and here we have a clas­sic of pop­u­lar his­tory — beau­ti­fully illus­trated, suc­cinctly writ­ten, and access­ible to all. Even those with a good gen­eral know­ledge of Corn­wall will find much that is new to delight them, while for the new­comer to the sub­ject the book is simply an extraordin­ary insight into all things Cornish. It can­not be recom­men­ded too highly.’ (Pro­fessor Philip Payton)

enga­ging… the per­fect encap­su­la­tion of the “Delect­able Duchy“‘ (This Eng­land, Sum­mer 2011)

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