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Book Lover’s Devon Paul White

978-1-906474-52-2      £2.99  Order information

Writers born in Devon as well as writers who have settled in Devon or taken holidays which influenced their work – the famous (Jane Austen, Dickens, Agatha Christie) and some such as Baring-Gould now largely forgotten. There are quite a few surprises, from Disraeli to Beatrix Potter.

Devon A-Z Paul White

978-1-906474-53-9      £2.99  Order information

People, places events and surprising facts. Why is Devon responsible for Yorkshire’s diet of fish and chips? Why is Runaway Lane so-called? Who, at the age of 64, promised to give birth to a new Messiah and had 100,000 followers?

Dartmoor pub walks         Robert Hesketh

978-1-906474-57-7       £3.99  Order information

13 circular walks from 9-13 km (6-8 miles) in length, either ending near a pub, or including a pub part way round the circuit. Chosen for the quality of the walks, but we hope you’ll enjoy the Dartmoor pubs too!

Devon festivals                   Robert Hesketh

978-1-906474-58-4      £3.99  Order information

Devon has a huge number of festivals and other events, ranging from ancient pagan survivals to modern literary and music festivals. Here we have concentrated on those which are oldest and most traditional in character, such as Green Man Day in Pilton and Ale Tasting in Ashburton.

Druids in the South-West?     Paul White

978-1-906474-65-2      £2.99  Order information

Between about 1740 and 1860 it was widely believed that ‘the Druids’ had built the stone circles of the South-West, and even what we now know are natural rock formations. How did the mistake occur? And who really were the Druids? A serious book which will make you laugh.

How Devon changed the world (a bit)    Paul White

978-1-906474-61-4      £2.99  Order information

From the first steam engine to the first commercial Christmas card, from central heating to the importation of tobacco, Devon ingenuity has produced some remarkable results – not all of them beneficial.

The Lizard Peninsula, 2nd edition        Paul White

978-1-906474-60-7      £3.99  Order information

A general introduction to the Lizard, a place of great contrasts, from the bare cliffs of the western coast to the wooded inlets of the Helford River and the delightful coastal villages of the east.

Walking the South Devon Coast in 1854      Walter White

978-1-906474-55-3      £3.99  Order information

Walter White was a self-educated man who worked for the Royal Society as a library cataloguer. He used his generous holidays to explore the British countryside, and was an acute observer, talking to people of all classes. Here he walks from Lyme Regis to Plymouth.

Walking North Cornwall to Dartmoor in 1854      Walter White

978-1-906474-56-0      £3.99  Order information

This is another selection from Walter White’s A Londoner’s Walk to the Land’s End, taken from his return journey, including the Cornish coast north of Camelford, the Tamar and the Dart.

Shortish walks – Torbay and Dartmouth, 2nd edition     Paul White

978-1-906474-62-1     £3.99  Order information

14 walks varying from 4-9 km in length, which will each occupy a morning or an afternoon. Most are truly rural, though two explore the history of Torquay’s development, and others make brief forays into interesting built-up areas, including Higher Brixham and Dartmouth.


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