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Poetry & Literature

The rugged coastline and desolate moors of Cornwall provide a rich background for some classics in literature, most notably from Daphne Du Maurier and Winston Graham. Memories of childhood holidays are captured by Sir John Betjeman along with images of how Britain used to be.

A selection are detailed below.

John Betjeman Collected Poems
Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman was a frequent visitor to Padstow and is buried near to his home in Trebertherick at St Enodoc Church. His poetry captures a period in Britains recent history more vividly than almost any other. The Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge is his lasting memorial in the area.

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John Betjeman Summoned by Bells DVD John Betjeman Metro-Land DVD John Betjeman A Passion for Churches DVD John Betjeman Summoned by Bells John Betjeman Biography
John Betjeman Audio Collection

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Below: Sir John Betjeman's Statue at St Pancras International Station which he campaigned to save from demolition.

Betjeman statue in St Pancras Station admiring the roof Betjeman statue in St Pancras Station with Eurostar train
Du Maurier Rebecca DVD
Daphne Du Maurier

Jamaica Inn, is one of Daphne Du Mauriers classic novels set near Padstow on Bodmin Moor. Escapism to the days of smuggling! Du Maurier wrote many novels and short stories set in Cornwall and she lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Many of her stories have been made into successful films, including 'The Birds' by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Du Maurier Jamaica Inn Du Maurier Rebecca Du Maurier The House on the Strand Du Maurier The Birds Du Maurier The Loving Spirit Du Maurier Julius
Wycliffe and the Dunes Mystery
W. J. Burley - Inspector Wycliffe

Set in Cornwall W. J. Burley's Inspector Wycliffe stories were dramatised on ITV between 1993 and 1998 starring Jack Shepherd.

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Wycliffe and the House of Fear Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat Wycliffe and the Dead Flautist Wycliffe and the Beales Wycliffe and the Three Toed Pussy Wycliffe and the Redhead
The Nations Favourite Poems Poetry Please
Poetry Collections

The Nation's Favourite Poems and Poetry Please! complied from the most requested and popular poems by BBC listeners.

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