64 pages, illustrated throughout (inc. colour) – £10 + £1.50 pp (inland)
This is a personal engagement by David with certain places
and artists in the Land’s End peninsula, through his poems,
essays and photographs.
Artists featured are Bryan Wynter, Tony O’Malley,
Peter Lanyon, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Alfred Wallis,
Colin Scott and the poet W.S. Graham; with the locations of
Botallack, Wheal Owles, Carn Galva, Zennor, St Ives, Cot
Valley and Lelant. David also explores the many zawns along
this coast. (Zawn is a west Cornwall dialect word from the
Cornish ‘sawan‘ meaning ‘chasm’.)
For the Cornish connoisseur, a valuable, essential and
interesting book to possess.
As accomplished with his pen as he is with his camera.
128 pages, illustrated throughout (inc. colour) – £10 + £3 pp (inland)
This is a showcase for David’s atmospheric photographs accompanied by complementary essays, lectures, obituaries, haiku, & elegies. Rocks, rust, ruins & wrecks are recurring motifs. Most of the places featured are favourite Cornish locations, including Zennor & Cot Valley. Artists include Tony O’Malley, Colin Scott, Nancy Wynne-Jones & Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. The photographs & haiku reveal an underlying Japanese & Chinese aesthetic. The book also takes a look at the origins of place-names in David’s home area of Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds; as well as examining Stafford Beer’s poetry, & how one of Beer’s books inspired a revolution in both Chilean politics & how we listen to music (thanks to Brian Eno’s mother-in-law).
A curious mish-mash. The Oxford Times
Powerful images of time. The Cornishman
Interesting & entertaining. Books Ireland
Excellent and beautifully reproduced photographs ... informative, useful and well written.
A stimulating collection of photos and prose.
Tim Robinson – Author & cartographer
A Delight. Dennis O’Driscoll – Poet & Critic
Shows a fresh & quirky eye. Andrew Lawson – Author & photographer
A very good read; loose but committed, serious but also light-hearted, specific yet wide-reaching and full of interesting and informative gems.
Russell Mills – Artist & author