Cornwall’s Literary Landscapes

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Course: Cornwall’s Literary Landscapes
Tutor: Dr Peter Stanier
Start Date: 23rd March 2019
Start Time: 09.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £55.00 What's included?

The unique atmosphere and character of the Cornish landscape, its legends and its people have been the inspiration for a great variety of writers. There is the Cornish language and its literature, legends, works of topographers, county historians, travellers, diarists, novelists and poets. Some writers’ names are synonymous with Cornwall, such as Daphne du Maurier or Sir Arthur Quiller Couch, and big names of earlier years include John Wesley, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins or Thomas Hardy. Other writers are less well known, Cornish or visitors, yet their contribution has been immense. This course make much of those special places where writers have lived or visited, and which they described. 

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Dr Peter Stanier

Peter Stanier BA, MSc, PhD is a lecturer and writer, who is well known for his work in industrial archaeology. He has written a number of books and papers on aspects of the industrial heritage of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Peter has tutored industrial archaeology courses at Dillington House since 2002.

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In a culture of screens, Ipods, pads & players, where unregulated information highways are bustling with meaningless sound bites, Dillington provides a rare and beautiful lay-by. Reflection and reinvigoration is the name of the game. The mind is given new perspectives. Michael Mansfield QC