Mr. Michael Chappell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (11 of 11)
Location: Kernow/Cornwall


Top Reviewer Ranking: 326,842 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 11
Towards a Cornish Philosophy: Values, Thought, and&hellip by Alan M. Kent
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I opened this book wondering what to expect. Several hours later and having read it cover to cover, I discovered in its 74 pages, a remarkably intuitive insight into the mind-set of the indigenous Cornish.

With its striking and amusing cover design, this latest offering from Dr Kent, probably Cornwall's pre-eminent academic and author, represents an examination of the deepest held views, perceptions and outlook of many Cornish people and for me, it was like peering into a mirror. Of course, this is hardly a surprise bearing in mind Alan Kent's Cornish credentials.

Across 12 chapters, there is an examination of the Cornish and indeed Celtic feeling for a sense of place… Read more
Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall and Scilly, 40&hellip by Craig Weatherhill
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Written by one of Cornwall's most renowned authors and archeologists, this book remains a masterpiece and a standard reference for those who seek the real and often hidden history of Cornwall.

With an engrossing introduction and then a wonderful directory of Cornwall's many ancient sites accompanied by drawings, plans and photographs, I treasure this book and value what I have learned from it.
A Christmas Game
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I purchased Cheryl Hayden's book on Thursday and by Friday evening had read it!

A completely engrossing read which takes one back to the events of 1549 in Cornwall, bloody events which involved the lives of thousands, cost the Cornish 11% of the population and all because of the whims of the English Monarchy and church.

Priests were hanged and even a Mayor after he had dined and without warning!

Referred to by some as the 'Cornish Holocaust', Cheryl Hayden has written a novel of epic proportions set against the background of the imposition of what were, in effect, foreign ways and alien beliefs on the people of Cornwall and seen through the eyes of ordinary… Read more