Books about Cornwall

Here are just a small selection of books about Cornwall that are available to buy from Amazon.

 

Cornwall - Sun, Sea and Sky by Lee Searle

Cornwall - Sun, Sea and Sky by Lee SearleCornwall could easily lay claim to being Britain's most romantic county. After all, this is the land ofTristan and Isolde, King Arthur and Guinevere, of Jamaica Inn, Frenchman's Creek and Rebecca. Its dramatic landscape has lent itself to both literary and artistic inspiration: towering cliffs, superb seascapes, sunlit harbours, whitewashed cottages, and crystal seas. But no need for words, the photographs in this book say it all.

It takes a special kind of photographer, with a special kind of eye, to capture the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Step forward Lee Searle, a local man who understands what people love most about Cornwall - and captures it perfectly on camera. As he says: `As a youngster I wandered the coastline with my parents, completely unaware of the influences Cornwall would have on me in the years ahead.The county has a unique quality of light, which has the effect of transforming a scene into something truly spectacular, sometimes if only for the briefest of moments.

A lot of my time is spent sitting and waiting for nature to produce something special and when it does I'm there to capture it.'Whether resident or visitor, the reader will share the photographer's passion for the beauty of this remarkable county.

 

Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by David Chapman

Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall) (Paperback) by David Chapman

More than 250 species of birds are recorded in Cornwall every year. This books includes them all, with spectacular colour photographs of all the common ones, most of the uncommon ones, and some of the rarer birds.

It includes 'at a glance' details of seasons, habitats, status, and places in which to see them.

 

Wild About Cornwall by David Chapman

Wild About Cornwall (Paperback)

This work is a celebration of the natural history of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by David Chapman who is well known and accomplished wildlife photographer.

It features 40 Cornish sites, including the best places to see flora and fauna in a variety of habitats across the county and on the islands. It also suggests some of the best wildlife walks.

 

Exploring the Cornish Coast by David Chapman

Exploring the Cornish Coast (Paperback) by David ChapmanCornwall is almost surrounded by sea. Some 300 miles of coast includes majestic cliffs, sheltered harbours, creeks and estuaries, and magnificent beaches. This book focuses on the different types of coastal habitat - their geography, geology and wildlife.

 

Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by David Chapman

Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Pocket Cornwall) (Paperback) by David ChapmanThis is a guide to the wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It includes over 300 species and more than 200 colour photographs.

 

From Pasties to Pilchards: Recipes and Memories of Cornwall by Catherine Rothwell

 From Pasties to Pilchards: Recipes and Memories of Cornwall (Paperback)Catherine Rothwell has gathered together over 130 traditional Cornish recipes in her latest book. Cornwall has always had a strong culinary tradition, with many dishes having their origins in the county. Some of those featured have wonderful names such as 'Star-Gazey Pie' and 'Bill's Treacle Dunkers' to name but two. Of course there are the more recognisable treats too, like Cornish Pasties and regional variations of jam, bread and wine recipes. As one would expect, she has featured lots of fish dishes - the coastal towns and villages relied heavily on the sea for sustenance in days gone by - and celebrity chef Rick Stein has even contributed one of his own famous recipes for Monkfish with Garlic and Fennel. Interwoven with Catherine's recipes are stories and anecdotes from her contributors, as well as historical tales of the places featured. The whole of the county from Anthony to Zennor is covered, and is a fascinating read not only for those interested in regional cookery, but also in local history, customs and traditions.