Tom Kennedy returns with the first of a 2 part introduction to his new series Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall. The second part will be available next month. In the meantime, you can read previous submissions in the series here. Introduction The forthcoming twelve part series entitled Folklore, Myths and Legends will unsurprisingly discuss topics…Continue Reading “Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall: Introduction part 1 – ‘Configuration’”

Helen Bartrop Hocking’s portrayal of her chosen village differs from the other articles in that it is presented in the form of an interview providing both personal and community information. There is also a huge bonus in that we will be publishing the audio recording of Christine Mary Bartrop. Our Gran was a Kilk maid,…Continue Reading “Kilkhampton”

To coincide with the release of Alan M. Kent’s new book ‘Turning Serpentine’, Cornish Story are running a short fiction competition. We are fairly relaxed on much of the criteria, we only ask that stories are inspired by Cornish culture, whether that be in the present day or at some point in Cornwall’s rich history. The…Continue Reading “Short Story Competition 2019”

India Heaton presents A Cornish Rebellion; a tale of adventure, mystery and excitement from Cornwall’s murky past. Loveday stretched and turned over in bed. Treve snored gently beside her, not even stirring. Through the window, the moon was in its final quarter and clouds were drifting across it, thick enough to cast a shadow, but not enough that…Continue Reading “A Cornish Rebellion”

This is the second of two linked articles and focuses on the life and Cornish connections of the poet Ann Batten Cristall. You can find the previous article on Eliza Fenwick here. Ann Batten Cristall’s mother Elizabeth was the daughter of the Penzance merchant John Batten and his wife Anne whose brother Christopher Nichols was…Continue Reading “Cornish connections with 1790s radical and literary circles: Part 2”

David Oates takes us right to heart of this small community in the second article in the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series. His memories are evocative and engaging as he paints a vivid picture of life in this Cornish village. You can find the other articles in the series here. Until leaving home to go to college…Continue Reading “Barripper”