Dartmouth Through Time

Dartmouth Through Time

  • £14.99

  • Ginny Campbell

  • Situated within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmouth is a popular tourist destination on the River Dart. As Ginny Campbell’s beautifully illustrated pages show, it has an abundance of history. Its port was the sailing point for the Crusades of 1147 and 1190, and thePilgrim Fathers visited in 1620 to repair the Speedwell. The area boasts many picturesque medieval and Elizabethan buildings, including the Butterwalk, where Charles II once dined, and Dartmouth Castle, which has guarded the mouth of the river for over 600 years. The admiralty began officer training on the river in 1863 and, in June 1944, 485 shipsdeparted from the river carrying American servicemen to Utah Beach for D-Day.

    *96 pages *180 illustrations *paperback *235x165mm *ISBN 978-1-4456-3347-3

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Dartmouth - An Enchanted Place

Dartmouth - An Enchanted Place

  • £35

  • Joslin Fiennes

  • Painting and sculpture, poetry and adventure, the present and the past, the local and the cosmopolitan, all belong to this exploration of the Dartmouth area. Extraordinary natural beauty is captured in art going back to the 17th century; a multi-layered and often glorious past is discovered behind modesty today. At the end of the road, the area is a springboard to a highway by sea, and modern yachtsmen sail off in the wake of kings and pilgrims, crusaders and explorers, emigrants and invasion forces. Much of the cultural heritage uncovered in this book is surprising and new. John Masefield, Robert Graves, Flora Thompson and Nevil Shute as well as Agatha Christie were inspired by the Dart; with Queen Victoria came the Prince of Wales and his friends who spawned little-known local inventors of marine engines, motor-cars and gliders. The book displays Lucien Pissarro's pastoral vision and publishes for the first time delicate sketches by Turner; it explores how the same stretch of the Dart inspired the pre-Christian vision behind Bridget McCrum's minimalist modern sculpture and Graves' writing on the same mythology. 'Dartmouth: An Enchanted Place' is all about looking again at this quiet coastal area - through the eyes of the artists who dress it up and the voices of the historians and writers who write it down. It is about the people who made a unique place and those who have preserved it.

    *288 pages *285 illustrations including 192 in colour* 80,000 words *Hardback * 300mm x 237mm*157gsm paper* ISBN 978-1-85149-726-3 

     

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Reflections of the South Hams

Reflections of the South Hams

  • £20

  • Nigel Evans

  • Foreword by Jonathan Dimbleby

    “I hope this book gives you a taste of the flavour and atmosphere of the South Hams. I don’t pretend to have covered every aspect or village of the area but hope there is something for residents to savour and for visitors to take home and relive some happy times and maybe inspire others to make a visit to this unique and outstanding piece of England.” So writes Nigel Evans in his Introduction to this book.

     

    200 pages • 184 illustrations in colour including map • 14,600 words • 10 chapters • Hardback 250 x 250mm • 140gsm paper • ISBN 978-0-9568464-0-2

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Dartmouth - A History of the Port and its People

Dartmouth - A History of the Port and its People

  • £15

  • Ray Freeman

  • Ray Freeman brings to life the way people have lived in Dartmouth from prehistoric times to the present day. Based on detailed research into local documents, contemporary maps, old prints, photographs and oral evidence this book includes 18 chapters, over 100 carefully chosen illustrations and 25 fascinating maps.

     

    224 pages illustrated in black & white with colour endpapers and cover Hardback • 245x184mm ISBN 978-095363616-7

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Taste of Dartmouth

Taste of Dartmouth

  • £4.99

  • Phil Scobe

  • Dartmouth is now a `foodie` destination, famous for its award winning restaurants and annual Food Festival. This book captures all the flavours and atmosphere of this culinary town, featuring its top chefs and over fifty of their delicious recipes. Bon appetit…!’

     

    84 pages • 86 illustrations in colour & b/w including map • 18 chefs and restaurants • perfect bound paperback • 240 x 170mm • 130gsm paper • ISBN 978-0-9568464-1-9

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The Chronicles of Dartmouth 1955-2010

The Chronicles of Dartmouth 1955-2010

  • £25

  • Phil Scoble

  • Foreword by Simon Drew

    The years 1955 to 2010 have been ones filled with change both for the infrastructure and society of the beautiful town of Dartmouth.

     

    • 300 pages including colour endpapers • 627 illustrations including over 400 in colour • 130,000 words including comprehensive index • 6 chapters plus 3 appendices 
    • 296mm x 208mm • 115gsm paper • ISBN 978-0-9568464-2-6

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Further up the River, and fifty other poems

Further up the River, and fifty other poems

  • £5

  • Kevin Pyne

  • Foreword by Alice Oswald

     Kevin Pyne was born in Dartmouth, Devon in 1950. His father was from an old Dartmouth family, his mother from County Sligo, Ireland and he has two sisters. Educated at St Cuthbert Mayne, Torquay, Kevin left school at 16 and has since worked as a boatman and ferryman on the river Dart for over 35 years.

     

    100 pages

    4 illustrations including 3 in colour

     hardback • 210mm x 150mm

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Dartmouth Ghosts & Mysteries

Dartmouth Ghosts & Mysteries

  • £10

  • Ken Taylor

  • Around every corner in Dartmouth lies a delightful blend of history and mystery .. So begins Ken Taylor’s exploration of ghosts, witches, ley lines, UFOs, sea monsters and more – in and around Dartmouth, Devon.

     

    128 pages

     32 illustrations including 5 in colour

     52,000 words • hardback • 245mm x 165mm

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Britannia Royal Naval College - An Illustrated History

Britannia Royal Naval College - An Illustrated History

  • £25

  • Dr Jane Harrold and Dr Richard Porter

  • Foreword by HRH Duke of Edinburgh 

    In 2005 Britannia Royal Naval College celebrated 100 years of officer training and education at the shore-based establishment in Dartmouth. As part of the year long commemorations of the centenary of BRNC, Dr Jane Harrold and Dr Richard Porter have written a definitive history of the College, the genesis of Royal Naval Officers throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.

     

     208 pages

     323 illustrations including 118 in colour

     85,000 words • hardback • 279mm x 279mm

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The Chronicles of Dartmouth 1854-1954

The Chronicles of Dartmouth 1854-1954

  • £20

  • Don Colllinson

  • Foreword by Sir Geoffrey Newman

    This is the story of Dartmouth and Kingswear over the most eventful hundred year period of their existence based on eye witness accounts of people there at the time, with detailed facts for reference and nostalgic photos to enjoy.

     

    300 pages

     468 illustrations including 45 in colour

     125,000 words • hardback • 295mm x 210mm

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John Hawley, Merchant, Mayor and Privateer

John Hawley, Merchant, Mayor and Privateer

  • £10

  • Michael Connors

  • John Hawley was a Dartmouth merchant who became a privateer admiral and was the scourge of the Bretons during the middle part of the Hundred Years War. He effectively ran Dartmouth for nearly forty years, serving as its mayor fourteen times and representing it in Parliament for four terms. He became a public hero and yet was for a time imprisoned in the Tower of London.

     

    168 pages including 8 page in colour

     70 illustrations including 21 in colour and 5 maps

     73,000 words • hardback • 234mm x 156mm

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Reflections of Dartmouth

Reflections of Dartmouth

  • £20

  • Nigel Evans

  • Foreword by Nigel Way

    “A very hot and still day I remember. I stood in this spot next to Bayard’s Cove Fort for sometime after taking this photograph just soaking up the atmosphere (and the heat!). One of those perfect English days that makes you glad to be alive.” so writes Nigel Evans in one of the many personal comments that caption all his outstanding photos in this book.

     

    200 pages including 8 page fold-out

    176 illustrations in colour including map

    17,500 words • hardback • 250mm x 250mm

    Temporarily out of print

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