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A.L. Rowse and Cornwall : a paradoxical patriot

Author: Philip Payton
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new biographical study, Philip Payton explores the immensely complicated relationship which existed between A.L. Rowse, the famous twentieth-century historian and man of letters, and his native Cornwall." "Rowse's books A Cornish Childhood and Tudor Cornwall remain in strong demand, essential reading for the general reader and historian alike, and for all those who know and love Cornwall. By shedding new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Payton, Philip, 1953-
A.L. Rowse and Cornwall.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2005
(OCoLC)605948461
Online version:
Payton, Philip, 1953-
A.L. Rowse and Cornwall.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607587645
Named Person: A L Rowse; Alfred L Rowse; A L Rowse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Payton
ISBN: 0859897443 9780859897440
OCLC Number: 56440238
Description: xi, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface 1 'This Was the Land of My Content': A Fitting Epitaph? 2 'No Wonder I Preferred Life at All Souls': Escaping a Cornish Childhood 3 'You're No Rowse': The Mount-Mabel-Montana 4 'She Made Me Detest the Very Nature of Women': A Mother's Legacy? 5 'A Deep Anxiety to Do His Best for Cornwall': Confronting the Politics of Paralysis 6 'Haunted by Cornwall': A Case of Mutual Rejection? 7 'Not Being English, Alas-But Hopelessly Cornish': Embracing Churchill's England 8 'The Biggest and Most Significant of Cornish Themes': America and the Great Emigration 9 'I Have Been "In Love" with Cornwall All My Life': Reclaiming the Cornish Past and Future 10 'Marooned on My Headland': Retirement, Isolation and Loneliness 11 'All the Island Peoples': Writing British and Cornish History Conclusion: 'What Could I Not Have Done for Cornwall!' Notes Further Reading Lost of the Principle Works by A.L. Rowse Index
Responsibility: Philip Payton.
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