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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It is rare to find a venue - and an audience - so thoroughly dedicated to the enjoyment culture and cultivation of the mind as Dillington House and its visitors. As someone who hasn't lived in Britain for the past two decades, Dillington was also a delightful reminder of the beauties of English landscape and rural architecture. It was a pleasure to speak there and I envy those who can visit frequently. Giles Tremlett (2012)