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ISBN: 9781841144276
Discovering Lost Devon
Discovering Lost Devon
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The wonderful photographs in this book come from a unique collection of recently rediscovered magic lantern slides. At a time when Victoria was queen these photographs were used to entertain eager audiences, just as the cinema entertains us today. Unseen for over a hundred years, this superb collection is now again brought to public view, reminding us of what we have lost in Devon.

Over 200 photographs show just how much has changed in the intervening years, not only in Devonís countryside, but how much has changed in our towns and villages too. Anyone who has an interest in the Countryís past, or who has a love of old photographs and local history, will find much to entertain and interest them. Author, Peter Thomas, has also included a chapter on the history and use of the Magic Lantern. In Discovering Lost Devon he records how he came across the exceptional series of photographs which comprise the Tremlett collection of magic lantern slides. ISBN 978 1 84114 427 6, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages.

Devon - The Timeless LandDevon - The Timeless Land - £9.99
Award winning cameraman Charles Wood explores the hidden corners of Devon. A must for every lover of Devon's fascinating past and rural beauty. Region 0 (all countries) DVD - approximately 60 minutes running time.
Jews in North DevonJews in North Devon - £19.99

After the outbreak of war it was the remote seaside towns of Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe in North Devon that eventually became home to more than 3000 Jews. This fascionating work by Helen Fry is their story. Winner of Devon History Society Book of the Year for 2006.

Surfing MoodsSurfing Moods - £14.99
Classic photographs of the finest Westcountry surf and surfers taken by local photographer and surfer Jon Bowen. The popularity of surfing in the westcountry has never been stronger and this book embodies the fundamental excitement of the sport, the skill, the romance and the danger.
North Devon MoodsNorth Devon Moods - £12.95
In 140 full-colour images, Peter Hendrie captures North Devon in its myriad moods, arousing the senses - sight, hearing and even smell - and depicting the solitude, spectacle, intimacy and sweeping vistas of this ever-changing landscape.
The Devon LandscapeThe Devon Landscape - £19.95
The Devon Landscape by Steve Church celebrates the rich and varied landscape of Devon as we enter the new millennium. It identifies the main themes which help shape the county's landscape and examines how this landscape can be vulnerable to change.
Down A Cobbled StreetDown A Cobbled Street - £5.99
The story of one of Britainís most famous villages, told by Sheila Ellis, a lifelong inhabitant and containing a unique collection of photographs taken in the early part of this century by the authorís father Paul Ashton Ellis.
Dartmoor SunDartmoor Sun - £14.99
For the first time here is a book which provides the answer to one of Dartmoorís greatest mysteries : who built the prehistoric stone rows across the moorland landscape Ė and what was their purpose? In Dartmoor Sun, author, engineer and scientist, Jack Walker, has taken a scientific approach to exploring the mystery.
Secrets of the Hidden SourceSecrets of the Hidden Source - £14.95
In this book, author Terry Faull, provides a comprehensive guide to the sites of the ancient springs and holy wells of Devon. In his introduction he explains why they were once so important to our Celtic and Christian forebears, and covers some of the principal legends associated with them. The main body of the book covers each site individually, with clear references on how to find them, with a photograph and description of the historical background to each.
Murder & Mystery on the Great Western RailwayMurder & Mystery on the Great Western Railway - £9.99
Fascinating and compelling stories of murder and mystery that took place on the Great Western Railway in its heyday in Victorian times, by Mike Holgate. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Aspects of ExeterAspects of Exeter - £19.99
The reappearance of this classic book on Exeter by Peter Thomas & Jacqueline Warren will be welcomed by all those who know and love the city. On first publication over a quarter of a century ago, this stunning collection of photographs of the city sold out in a matter of days, and has now become highly sought after.
Henry Williamson - A BibliographyHenry Williamson - A Bibliography - £19.95
The invaluable book compiled by Hugoe Matthews provides a compact but comprehensive bibliographical introduction to all Henry Williamsonís publications, in a volume that is portable, and practical. It will serve not only as a manual for the identification of Williamsonís writings but also as a tool for further research into the whole range of his work.
Alan Cotton - On a Knife EdgeAlan Cotton - On a Knife Edge - £29.95
This beautiful book offers a wide-ranging retrospective overview of Alan Cotton's work, with telling illustrations of seminal paintings to highlight important moments in this remarkable artist's career.
Sisters Against the Sea (Digital Download)Sisters Against the Sea (Digital Download) - £24.99
Much has been written about the loss of Hallsands village to the encroaching sea, of how the dredging of sand from the quiet bay to facilitate the building of Devonport Dockyard saw the waves wash away a whole community. Here, in this fascinating account by Ruth and William Frank Milton, for the first time the story is told through the eyes of a single family Ė from the day the dredger arrived in the 1890ís, to the enforced exodus from the village in the 1920s, and the rebuilding of their lives through the 1940s and 1950s.
Exeter The Golden Years (pdf e-book)Exeter The Golden Years (pdf e-book) - £24.99
This exciting book by Peter Thomas, comprising over 300 photographs from the Isca Collection, provides a poignant reminder of Exeter as it was in the decades following the bombing of the city in the Second World War.
Moods of the South HamsMoods of the South Hams - £12.95
Peter White has combined his detailed knowledge of the area and his love of its landscapes to produce this collection of beautiful photographs. Individually they capture the feel and the mood of particular places.
The Heart of DevonThe Heart of Devon - £24.95
Lionel Aggett, one of Britain's best-loved and most successful landscape artists, comes home to the county where he was born and has lived all of his life - a celebrated artist portraying the magnificent county of Devon.
Images of Plymouth & South Devon RailwaysImages of Plymouth & South Devon Railways - £19.99
This volume by Maurice Dart covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways in Plymouth and South Devon. Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, of main line locomotives and private and military lines, many of which no longer exist.
Devon FamiliesDevon Families - £19.99
Throughout Devon the story is the same, of famous names which have ebbed and flowed but which still survive and in many cases as strongly as ever. Rosemary Lauder investigates.
TansyTansy - £12.95
Winner of the 2002 Peninsula Prize, this historical novel is set in and around Newton Abbot and on Dartmoor at the end of the nineteenth century. Tansy is a winner in every sense.
 
 
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