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Cornwall Sketchbook By Jim Watson

Cornwall Sketchbook by Jim Watson

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Summary

A celebration of Britain's favourite county, Cornwall Sketchbook is packed with over 200 evocative watercolour illustrations of the author's favourite villages and sights. The illustrations are accompanied by historical footnotes, maps, walks, quirky facts and a gazetteer.

Cornwall Sketchbook Summary

Cornwall Sketchbook: A Pictorial Guide to Favourite Coastal Places by Jim Watson

A unique celebration of one of Britain's most beloved regions, beautifully bound and printed in colour. The perfect guide, gift or souvenir for visitors - or an inspiration to anyone planning a trip to Cornwall. Illustrated and written by Jim Watson, a celebrated artist and writer with a number of award-winning books to his name. The latest title in the 'Sketchbook' series (including the Lake District, Cotswolds and London). Cornwall is one of Britain's most popular regions, attracting over 5 million visitors a year.

Cornwall Sketchbook Reviews

Cornwall, one of the Britain's most attractive locations, well deserves a book that compliments its beauty. This is the book! It's 96 full colour pages crammed with superbly drawn sketches accompanied with stacks of information on 44 of the ports and villages scattered along its rugged coastline. Travelling from Boscastle in the North to Polperro in its most South-Eastern corner, it takes in such picturesque spots as Port Issac, St. Agnes, St. Ives, Mousehole, Porthleven, Lizard and Megagisssey, as well the bigger towns of Penzance, Falmouth and Truro, pinpointing historic landmarks and buildings, hidden coves and picturesque walks - as well as noting some of the county's most famed citizens, including the fictional Doc Martin (Port Issac) and authoress Daphne du Maurier (Helford). As its' creator (notes and sketches), Jim Watson hopes that the book will "inform and entertain". It well achieves that purpose and, as a regular visitor to the county, I'll add that he superbly conjures up the spirit of the land and its people. The book is not only a loving testament to the area but also a most useful tour guide, aided by equally well drawn maps, for those making their first journey into the most westerly region of the West Country. Plus the appendix offers a few pointers on aspects of Cornwall - headed, of course, by its famous pasty. Great value for money as author Watson must have spent incalculable hours drawing and detailing the invaluable information. (Tony Byworth, Amazon)

About Jim Watson

Jim Watson was born and bred in the English Lake District and moved to Rugby at the age of 18 to take up an engineering apprenticeship. He worked as a draughtsman for a few years before leaving to pursue a freelance career drawing kids comics. Since then, Jim has produced a wide range of cartoon and illustrative work for magazines and books. He has written and illustrated around 17 books of his own

Additional information

GOR008098882
9781909282780
1909282782
Cornwall Sketchbook: A Pictorial Guide to Favourite Coastal Places by Jim Watson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
City Books
2015-05-07
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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