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Book of the month

Explore highlights from our collections, from the 15th century to the present day.

The Folklore of Cornwall (1975): Exploring the Tradition and Legacy of Cornish Folklore

For March's Book of the Month, library volunteer Mela Moseley delves into our modern South West collection to discuss Tony Deane and Tony Shaw's The Folklore of Cornwall (1975). Continuing in the tradition of the Victorian folklorists who first began to document the mythology of the region, Deane and Shaw combine anthropological research with engaging storytelling. The result is a detailed exploration of Cornish legend which remains a valuable resource for those interested in the subject.

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