Great Cornwall reads
Cornwall is filled to bursting with great bookshops and great reads. The team at The Edge of the World Bookshop has the low down on some of the latest releases
By Paul Wreyford (The History Press £12) In this potted history Wreyford introduces the fascinating and rich history of our beautiful county. From Henry VIII’s plan to protect Cornwall from invasion by Catholic Europe, the long-standing history of tin mining, the rise of Methodism and the development of the seaside resort this book offers a journey though Cornwall’s historic struggles and celebrations. There is an emphasis on the people who brought change, from Bishop Jonathan Trelawny, still sung about today, to inventors such
Sir Humphry Davy and Guglielmo Marconi and others who have found inspiration here like Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham. Perfect if you want an overview of the county’s history.