June 2015


Who’s Afraid of Meryl Streep – Rashid Al-Daif

A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson

Cannonbridge – Jonathan Barnes

After the Crash – Michel Bussi

Confessions – Jaume Cabré

The Librarian – Mikhail Elizarov

The Green Road – Anne Enright

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay – Elena Ferrante

A Place Called Winter – Patrick Gale

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey

The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

Villa America – Liza Klaussmann

Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Falling in Love – Donna Leon

The Discreet Hero – Mario Vargas Llosa

God Help the Child – Toni Morrison

I Refuse – Per Petterson

The Forever Girl – Alexander McCall Smith

A Long Hot Unholy Summer – Teresa Waugh

A Year of Marvellous Ways – Sarah Winman

The Lightning Tree – Emily Woof


In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller – Kate Bassett

The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor – Stephen Bates

Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske – Julia Blackburn

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown: The Omnipotent Magician, 1716-1783 – Jane Brown

Magna Carta – David Carpenter

Paul Durand-Rouel: Memoirs of the First Impressionist Art Dealer, 1831-1922 – Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel

The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making – David Esterly

Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen – Jane Hawking

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance – Daisy Hay

Thank You, Madagascar: Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly – Alison Jolly

Germany: Memories of a Nation – Neil MacGregor

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s – Virginia Nicholson

Have You Been Good?: A Memoir – Vanessa Nicolson

Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography – Peter Rankin

The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District – James Rebanks

Submerged Forests – Clement Reid

James Watt: Making the World Anew – Ben Russell

Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells – Helen Scales

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction – Beth Shapiro

A Curious Friendship: The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing – Anna Thomasson

Shackleton’s Boat Journey – Frank Worsley


As Far as I Know – Roger McGough

The Beautiful Librarians – Sean O’Brien


September 2013

A Guide to British Landscape, J.R.W. Cheatle

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott, David M. Wilson

Flower Arranging, Jane Nendick

The Silk Road, Frances Wood

Mondrian, Nicholson in Parallel, C. Green & B. Wright, Eds.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Michael Swanton

Hill Forts of Northern France, Mortimer Wheeler & Katherine M. Richardson

The Buddhist Sources of Christianity, Elmar R. Gruber & Holger Kersten

Moving Rooms, John Harris

The Driftermen, David Butcher

The Trawlermen, David Butcher

Living from the Sea, David Butcher

Poems Comic and Serious, Thomas Hood

The Cloud Book, R. Hamblyn

The Seaplane Years, Tim Mason

Beyond Penzance, Yvonne Barnes-Brennan

Red Love, Maxim Leo

This Boy, Alan Johnson


August 2013

Calico Pie, C.E. Vulliamy

Through the Letter-box, Natalie Allen Leger

Purist Paris Cubism in Architecture, Ivan Margolius

Art as Thought Process, Michael Compton

L’Album Gauguin, Isabella Cahn

The Late Richard Dadd, Patricia Allderidge

English Watercolour Painting, Judy Egerton

Turner, William Gaunt

The Original Jesus, Elmer R. Gruber & Holger Kersten

Is That the New Moon?, Wendy Cope, Ed.

Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Selection of His Poems and Prose

Wolseley and Ashanti, Ian F.W. Beckett

Fuzzy Memories, Gordon Maddock

Bodmin Moor, E.C. Axford

Devon Maps & Map-makers, M.R. Ravenhill & M.M. Rowe

Fauna Botannica, Duff Hart-Davis

The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt, Geoff Hunt

Hatchments in Britain, Vol. 7, P. Summers & J. Titterton

Picasso, The Weeping Women, Judi Freeman

Picasso’s Guernica

St Austell County Grammar Schools, 1908-75, Mary Abbott

The Cornish Ordinals: A Critical Study, Jane A. Bakere

Prehistoric Cornwall, John Barnatt

Wildlife in Cornwall, Rennie Bere

The Englishman: A Play in 3 Acts, Rev. Fr. P.T. Bolster

Topograpical Writers in South-west England, Mark Brayshay, Ed. Stannary

Tales: The Shady Side of Mining, Justin Brooke

Australia Bound: 1688-1888, Martyn Brown

Bibliography History of British Metal Mining, R. Burt & P. Waite

Bait Box Stew: Graham Clarke’s Cornwall, Graham Clarke

A Different Drummer ,Jack Clemo

Kernow and the Cornish, John Coles

Mebyon Kernow and Cornish Nationalism, Deacon, Cole, Tregidga

My Grandfather Isaac Foot, Sarah Foot

A Century on the Towans, W. Hugh Harvey

Call It A Day: Poems, Tom Heron

Portloe: An Illustrated History, K. Johns & M. Rule

Voices from West Barbary, Alan M. Kent, Ed.

Love and Seaweed, Alan M. Kent

Cornish Catches and Other Verses, Bernard Moore

A Cornish Haul, Bernard Moore

The Lizard, Jill Newton

Jonathan Couch’s Cornish Birds, R.D. Penhallurick, Ed.

The Mermaid of Padstow, Donald R. Rawe

Bird Life in Cornwall, B.H. Ryves

Cornwall’s Mining Heritage, Peter Stanier

Cornwall’s Future Mines, J.H. Trounson

The Stone Peninsula, James Turner

Proceedings: 1936 & 1937, West Cornwall Field Club

A Strange and Unquenchable Race, Derek R. Williams, Ed.


July 2013

Bibliography of British Newspapers: Cornwall & Devon, Rowles & Mayted, Eds.

The Plymouth Athenaeum, 1812-2012, Plymouth Athenaeum

Did Our Lord Visit Britain As They Say …, Rev. C.C. Dobson

The History of the Church in Paul Parish, G.M. Trelease

The Living Dead: A Cornishwoman’s Experiences in Search of Truth, Lilliam M. Faull

Cornwall “Down Under”, L.J. Bullen

The Celtic Dawn: A History of Pan Celticism, Peter Berresford Ellis

The Story of Mining in Cornwall, Alan Buckley

The Toll-houses of Cornwall, Patrick Taylor

John Knill: His Life and Times, Beryl James

The Cruel Cornish Sea, David Mudd

Smuggling in Cornwall, Cyril Noall

The History of Truro Grammar and Cathedral School, R.E. Davidson

Service Timetables: October 1881, Great Western Railway

A Glossary of Spoken English in the Isles of Scilly, Charles Thomas

A Practical Dictionary of Modern Cornish, Vol. I, Cornish-English, R.R.M. Gendall

A Practical Dictionary of Modern Cornish, Vol. II, English-Cornish, R.R.M. Gendall

British Regional Geography: South West England, Henry Dewey

The Geology of the Isles of Scilly, S. Barrow

A Miner’s Tale: The Story of Howard Mankee, J.A. Buckley

Morphetts Enginehouse and the Cornish Beam Engine, Greg Drew

Michell: A Family of Cornish Engineers, 1740-1910, F. Rice Michell

Cornwall’s Central Mines: The Northern District, 1810-1895, T.A. Morrison

The Early British Tin Industry, Sandy Gerrard

Hevva! Cornish Fishing in the Days of Sail, K. Harris

Gourmet Cornwall, Carol Trewain

West Country Stone Walls, Janet Bodman

The Old Parish Churches of Cornwall, Mike Salter

Sculpture: A Retrospective Selection, Paul Mount

A Celtic Psalter, Alfred P. Graves

Songs from the Earth: Collected Poems, John Harris

Cousin Jack Afloat and Ashore and Other Poems, John T. Barber

The Hensbarrow Homilies, Alan M. Kent

The Stone Frigate: West Penwith Poems, Roger Venables

Killerton, Camborne and Westminster, Sir Francis and Lady Acland

London-Bodmin: An Exchange of Letters, J.C. Trewin and H.J. Willmott

Impressions of the Old Duchy: Book I, 1795

Impressions of the Old Duchy: Book II, 1885

Mounts Bay: The Archive Photograph Series

Godolphin and Its Owners, Marion Smith

Bygone Helston and the Lizard, Jill Newton

Cadgwith and Poltesco: Once ‘Twas Serpentine and Fish, Michael Tangye

The Faulls of St Ives, Lillian M. Faull

Pretty Polly Perry, Lillian M. Faull

Cornish Family Names, Bob Richards

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Isles of Scilly: Earth Batteries, Cathy Parkes

The Archaeology of Scilly: An Assessment of the Resources,Jeanette Ratcliffe

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Isles of Scilly, Sept 1989, J. Ratcliffe and C. Parkes

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Isles of Scilly, March 1989, J. Ratcliffe and C. Parkes

The Story of Glendorgal: A Personal View, Nigel Tangye

Porthpean Church and Village, Harry Woodhouse

Teudar: A King of Cornwall, W.H. Pascoe

Edward Lhuyd FRS 1660-1709, Frank Emery

Fish, Fin and Copper, Derek Kneebone

The Lost Parts of Cornwall

The Confusion Room,Derek Tangye

A Sacred Place of Elder Trees, Glynis Reeve


November 2012

The book selection committee met last week and decided to focus on fiction. We’ve ordered lots of new titles, and they’re coming in from the book shop as we speak. Here’s a selection from the latest batch… Reading the blurbs, we want to borrow all of these. They’re brand-spanking-new (fabulous new book smell) so come in and be the first to borrow these before Annabelle + I get our hands on them!