Item description for John Penrose: A Romance Of The Land's End by john coulson Tregarthen...
Set in the countryside near Penzance in the early nineteenth century, this engaging novel chronicles the adventures of John Penrose, a farm labourer's son - from poaching on the moors and smuggling to a near-fatal skirmish. Full of rich character and vivid depictions of the countryside, wildlife and framing customs, John Penrose is a thoroughly enteraining read, offering a fascinating portait of life in rural Cornwall.
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John Coulson Tregarthen was a fifted field naturalist and writer, his books exhibiting an unrivalled knowledge of the Land's End. Born in Penzance and described as 'the man who enshrined the spirit of his county', he was President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, a Fellow of the Zoological Society, a JP, and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. He is buried at St Columb Major.
John Coulson Tregarthen was born in 1855 and died in 1933.