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The Granite Kingdom : A Cornish Journey



Paperback 384 pages
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 9 May 2024
Hannigan, Tim

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ISBN/SKU: 9781801108850 Categories/Genres: ,


Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Book of the Year Award 2024Tim Hannigan undertakes an epic east–west journey on foot through his own homeland, from the woodlands of the Tamar Valley to the remote western region of Penwith. As he walks, he explores how the Cornwall of the popular imagination has been constructed by writers, artists and others, and how myths, projections and tropes intersect with the real Cornwall – its landscapes, histories, communities and sense of self.

A richly informative tour of one of the most popular regions of Britain, The Granite Kingdom can be read as an evocative travelogue, a celebration of Cornwall’s landscapes, a fascinating account of its history and cultural significance, and an unflinching exploration of uneasy questions about regional identity.


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