Archive for the A L Rowse Category

Lady Clara Coltman Vyvyan 1885 – 1976 aka C C Rogers

Lady Clara Coltman Vyvyan 1885 – 1976  aka C C Rogers

  It only took opening and beginning to read the first chapter of The Old Place by C C Vyvyan before I was hooked. I have read everything of hers that I can get my hands on – several times and never tire of her words. Clara

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Dr. James Whetter 1935 – 2018

Dr. James Whetter 1935 – 2018

I learned recently of the death of my friend Dr. James Whetter following a short illness. A clever man, James wrote many books and articles and was the Editor of An Baner Kernewek where several of my own articles have been printed over the years, including the

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A L Rowse. A Clever Boy.

A L Rowse.  A Clever Boy.

It would be easy to list all the  achievements of Dr Rowse, but as his Bibliography is simple to find online along with his many honours, I don’t need to add to them. Instead, I shall add here, a few links and comments not readily available elsewhere.  I include a copy of the photograph and

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A L Rowse 1903 -1997

A L Rowse  1903 -1997

My roots are Cornish and I have spent a good deal of time roaming and living in Cornwall during my life. Many of the greatest writers of our country were either born in the West Country  or lived there at some point. The land brings such inspiration to

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