A.L. Rowse And Cornwall: Paradoxical Patriot

A.L. Rowse And Cornwall: Paradoxical Patriot

Philip Payton
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Author:  Philip Payton
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  336
Publisher:  University of Exeter Press
Year:  2007
ISBN:  9780859897983


Winner of the Adult Non-Fiction section of the Holyer an Gof Awards 2006, and Overall Winner of the Holyer an Gof Trophy, this gripping biographical study, published here for the first time in paperback, explores the immensely complicated relationship that existed between A.L. Rowse and his native Cornwall.

Rowse's books, A Cornish Childhood and Tudor Cornwall, remain in strong demand and are essential reading for the general reader and historian alike, and for all those who know and love Cornwall. By shedding new light on this complex character, Payton invites a greater understanding of the broader issues of Cornish identity as well as assessing Rowse's highly original contribution to the writing of British and Cornish history.