Cornish by Design: Cornwall-inspired short stories with a dash of Cornish language and a good dollop of humour

Author:   Tanya Brittain
Publisher:   Trelawny's Reach
ISBN:  

9781999912475


Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Cornish by Design: Cornwall-inspired short stories with a dash of Cornish language and a good dollop of humour


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Cornish by Design is a compilation of bilingual articles written for lifestyle and culture magazine Cornwall Today, in English and Cornish language. A gentle introduction to Kernewek and to everyday life in Cornwall, it's packed full of Cornish language phrases that will amuse and delight anyone interested in discovering more about this wonderful minority Celtic language. The foreword is written by Kirstie Newton, Editor of Cornwall Today magazine, who describes Brittain's writing as engaging, witty and relatable . It's hard to believe, but not everyone who ended up in Cornwall actually wanted to be there. Shipwreck victims, asylum seekers and prisoners. All those explorers and invaders, traders and merchants, farmers and fishermen, pilgrims and missionaries who made epic journeys by sea and on foot. A matter of survival for many, those settlers created new communities, introduced different cultures and made Cornwall what it is today - an extraordinary place 'to the West' where the land ends, the sun sets and the magic happens. About the author Tanya Brittain describes herself as a cultural ambassador, Cornish language student, writer and tea drinker. Tanya was born and raised in South Yorkshire, England but has Breton ancestry. She graduated from Art college in the 80s and her first job was in the mining industry as an illustrator of specialist equipment for technical publications. She progressed rapidly through the ranks into general management and marketing. Working in the publishing, food and music industries over a period of twenty years, she ended up in Cornwall working on a six-month project. Six months became six years, six years became twelve, etc.

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Author:   Tanya Brittain
Publisher:   Trelawny's Reach
Imprint:   Trelawny's Reach
Dimensions:   Width: 14.80cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.191kg
ISBN:  

9781999912475


ISBN 10:   1999912470
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.
Language:   Cornish

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Engaging, witty and relatable Kirstie Newton, Editor, Cornwall Today


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Tanya Brittain describes herself as a cultural ambassador, Cornish language student, writer and tea drinker. Tanya was born and raised in South Yorkshire, England but has Breton ancestry. She graduated from Art college in the 80s and her first job was in the mining industry as an illustrator of specialist equipment for technical publications. She progressed rapidly through the ranks into general management and marketing. Working in the publishing, food and music industries over a period of twenty years, she ended up in Cornwall working on a six-month project. Six months became six years, six years became twelve, etc. Working actively with other Celtic nations and connecting with Cornish diaspora worldwide, Tanya has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of Cornwall's traditional culture, heritage and language over the past decade. If you ask me where I am from I will tell you that my passport says 'Finland', but England is what I call home. I grew up moving around and studied in international schools surrounded by people from all over the world. My upbringing has left me with an open mind, a taste for adventure and the love for interacting with people from all walks of life. These qualities have been influential in my path to professional photography, which I think of as an observational art. I also consider myself as fully integrated to English culture, with thank you's and please's a-plenty! I think photos should always be creative, never boring or dull. I believe that you can find magic in every setting you photograph if you know how to connect with it. I always follow my intuition in capturing my subject matter and never stick to rules for the sake of it. I think this is reflected in my editing and final collections, and also what my clients really love. In addition to creative excellence, I place a high value on technical precision; I think as a client you should expect nothing less from a professional photographer.

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