Set in the Cornish countryside in the early 1800s, this novel chronicles the adventures of a farm labourer's son, John Penrose, from poaching to smuggling and a near-fatal skirmish.
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John Coulson Tregarthen (1854-1933) was a gifted field naturalist, described as 'the best loved Cornishman of his time ... the man who enshrined the spirit of his county'. After a career as a teacher, he was encouraged to take up writing by the romantic novelist Marie Corelli. All his books are rooted in the area known as the Land's End and exhibit an unrivalled knowledge of the local countryside, its people, customs, flora and fauna. J.C. Tregarthen was President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall (1927-29), a Fellow of the Zoological Society, a county councillor and JP, and was made a bard at the Cornish Gorsedd in 1928. He is buried at St Columb Major.Review:
....a book of value to those who in the future desire to reconstruct Cornish life during the the Victorian era. -- Toronto Globe
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Book Description Cornwall Editions, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1904880029