With the commemoration of one hundred years since the start of the First World War here are just a few suggestions of books relating to WW1 in the Morrab’s catalogue:

‘Mr Britling Sees It Through’ by H.G. Wells

‘Testament of Youth’ by Vera Brittain

‘Regeneration’ by Pat Barker

‘The Daughters of Mars’ by Thomas Keneally

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We have many more titles – both fiction and non-fiction – relating to the First World War. Do pop in to the library to browse…

Major Bob Harrison has kindly donated to the library the work he has carried out on compiling the Penzance Borough Book of Remembrance – an extensive record of those from the Penzance area who gave their lives from the Second Boer War to the present day. This information is available as reference at the library (and will soon be available on our website) and a copy of the book is also held at the Penzance Town Council Clerk’s Office.

There will be an exhibition to commemorate the Centenary at the library later in the year.  Watch this space for more details.