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  1. Some Other Publishers of Cornish Books

  2. Francis Boutle Publishers, 272 Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7BG. Tel/Fax (020) 8889 7744. A wide range of Cornish and Celtic books and on other minorities.

    Diggory Press. Rosalind Franklin, Three Rivers, Minions, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5LE.

    Fal. Virginia Field, PO Box 74, Truro TR1 1XS. Tel:01326-319030. Mainly literary and poetry books, with some social commentary.

    Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. See their website on for their work and publications. Editor of the Federation journal is Terry Knight on

    Giss On Books/Hairy Bear Books, Simon Parker, Halwinnick Cottage, Linkinhorne, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7NS.

    Gorseth Kernow, Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Shaw, or David Lindo, treasurer, 13b Trevone Crescent, St. Austell PL25 5ED. (for sales). Tel: 01726-64854.

    Halsgrove. Halsgrove House, Lower Moor Way, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9NJ. Parish histories of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset plus some other local books. or

    Hodge, Alison. Bosulval, New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA. Books published regularly on important and sometimes neglected Cornish subjects.

    Hypatia Trust. Publishers of books on women writers and their concerns. Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 8AW. Tel. 01736-366597.

    Kesva an Taves Kernewek,. Major publisher of Cornish Language books. c/o Jori Ansell, 65, Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL. Email:

    Kowethas an Yeth. Books mainly in Cornish. Dr. Laurence Rule at

    Lodenek Press. Donald Rawe, 1 Fernleigh Cottages, Probus, Truro TR2 4LF. Tel: 01726-883564. Long-standing publisher and writer of Cornish books.

    Lyonesse. Alan Kent, South View, Wheal Bull, Foxhole, Cornwall, Pl26 7UA. Noonvares Press. See separate section.

    Palores Press. Les Merton. 11a, Penryn Street, Redruth TR15 2SP. Poetry & other Cornish books.

    Polperro Press, Clifton-on-Teme, Worcs WR6 6EN.

    Spyrys a Gernow, publishers of books mainly in Cornish. Ray and Denise Chubb, Gordon Villa, Sunnyvale, Road, Portreath, Redruth.TR16 4NE.

    St. Ives Printing & Publishing Company, High Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1RS. Tel: 01736-795813.

    Tabb House, 7 Church Street, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BG. Telephone & FAX 01841-532316. Contact Caroline White,

    Tor Mark Press. Mainly publishers of small booklets on Cornish subjects. United downs Industrial Estate, St. Day, Redruth TR16 5HY.

    Trelease Publications, Tony Mansell, 15 Kerensa Gardens, Goonown, St. Agnes T5 0YX. Tel: 01872 – 552098.

    Truran, Croft Prince, Mount Hawke, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8EE. Email:

    United Writers, c/o Malcolm Sheppard, Ailsa, Castle Gate, Penzance. TR20 8BG. Email:

    University of Exeter Press. c/o Simon Baker, Reed Hall, Streatham Drive, Exeter EX4 4QR, UK. Website:

    Wheal Hawke Publications, 14 Trevaunance Road, St. Agnes, TR5 0SE.

    There are many other small publishers both within Cornwall, in England and overseas who produce occasional important books about Cornwall.

  3. Cornish Magazines

    An Gannas – monthly magazine edited by Graham Sandercock in Kernewek Kemmyn.

    An Gowsva - magazine in Kernewek Unys. Gordon Villa, Sunnyvale Road, Portreath, Redruth TR16 4NE.

    Bardhonyeth Kernow/ Poetry Cornwall – Cornish Poets and poetry worldwide, edited by Les Merton.

    Cornish Nation – the magazine for Mebyon Kernow, or

    Cornish World edited by Nigel Pengelly (4 copies a year).

    Cornish Worldwide – A magazine linking with Cornish groups of the diaspora. It will also provide addresses for Cornish groups all over the world. Email:

    London Cornish Association Newsletter – The Editor, 1, Stephenson Drive, Windsor, SL4 5LG. email: or

    MAGA – a newsletter which can be received by email, on all that is going on in the Cornish Language world. (Monthly) email: a href=""> or website:

    Scryfa edited by Simon Parker. Some of the best of today’s Cornish writing. Mainly in English with occasional pieces in Cornish. (2 copies a year) Email:

A Few Useful Addresses for Research

Cornwall Record Office, Truro. Tel: 01872-323127. The Cornwall Centre/An Gresenn Gernewek, Alma Place Redruth. Tel: 01209-216760. The central library for all enquiries on Cornwall and the Cornish, both at home and abroad.

Cornwall Family History Society, 5, Victoria Square, Truro TR1 2RS. Tel: 01872-264044. One of the largest Family History Societies in Britain and the world.

Cornwall Museums. Visit the website:

The Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Courtney Library and Cornish History Research Centre, River Street, Truro TR1 2SJ. Tel/FAX: 01872-240514. the oldest and one of the best research centres in Cornwall.

St. Ives Archive Trust, Archive Study Centre, Upper Parish Room, St. Andrews Street, St. Ives, TR26 1AH. Extensive and available photocopiable material on St. Ives and its surroundings. Tel: 01736-796408.

The Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance. Tel: 01736-364474. a private library, open to visitors, with extensive material on Penzance and Penwith and the wider area.