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Brunel in the West       Paul White

978-1-906474-66-9       £3.99   Order info

The great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel had a number of West country connections, and many of his achievements are still visible here. This is a brief biography, concentrating on the West Country aspects of his life.

Cob and thatch       Robert Hesketh

978-1-899383-94-8
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Cob and thatch are archetypal West Country building materials. This book examines their history, and contains interviews with today's practitioners of these ancient crafts. Colour throughout.
Druids in the South-West?       Paul White

978-1-906474-65-2
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Between about 1740 and 1860 it was widely believed that ‘the Druids’ had built the stone circles of Cornwall, and even what we now know are natural rock formations, such as the Cheesewring. How did the mistake occur? And who really were the Druids? A serious book which will make you laugh.
King Arthur: man or myth? (2nd edition)       Paul White

978-1-899383-36-8
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A short and very readable summary of the historical and literary evidence for readers who want to explore the possible existence of a 'real' Arthur without learning Latin and Early Welsh!
King Arthur's footsteps       Paul White

978-1-899383-52-8
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If King Arthur was a real historical figure, he almost certainly lived in Dumnonia, the post-Roman kingdom which included Cornwall, Devon and part of Somerset. Here Paul White explores places across the south west traditionally associated with Arthur and recommends those most likely to provide an enjoyable visit.
Vegetarian recipes from the West Country       Margaret Wilson

978-1-899383-67-2
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Restaurant owner Margaret Wilson follows up her successful Devonshire cookbook with a range of vegetarian recipes using local ingredients.
Weirdest buildings of the West Country       Robert Hesketh

978-1-906474-69-0
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A chapel sprouting from the rocks, the last castle built in England (in the twentieth century), a pub built like a pack of cards, a lighthouse built on stilts – the West Country has more than its fair share of architectural oddities worth visiting.
West country Scandals       James Whinray

978-1-906474-67-6
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A bigamous duchess, an actress who ensnared a teenage Prince of Wales, three self-proclaimed Messiahs – these scandalous stories shocked (and entertained) previous generations but now throw light on the past.
Classic boats of the West Country      Ian Heard

978-1-906474-12-6
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A sketchbook of working and leisure craft which can still be seen in local harbours, with notes on their history.
South-West Highway Atlas for 1675       Paul White
(Tamar Books imprint)

978-1-899383-82-5
       £4.99   Order info

In 1675 John Ogilby, a cartographic publisher, mapped for the very first time the highways of England and Wales. Paul White discovered that in the West Country most of this ancient pre-turnpike road system has, amazingly, survived – as lanes, footpaths and other rights of way. This book contains Ogilby's original maps (approximately 800 miles of roads in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall) and, for Devon and Cornwall, provides an analysis of the routes as they appear today in OS maps and on the ground. Essential for local historians, map enthusiasts and anyone interested in history who wishes to explore these 'roads that time forgot'.

Bossiney Books is the imprint of Bossiney Books Ltd, a publishing house founded in North Cornwall in the 1970s and, since 1997,

owned and run by Jane and Paul White. We specialise in books about the West Country, particularly Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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