by Sheila de Burlet

Polperro is celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in Britain but its history is less well-known and it is this intriguing and often exciting tale that Sheila de Burlet tells in Portrait of Polperro. Chapters deal with the earliest records; the vital harvest from the sea; the two parish churches; the smugglers and their tales; customs, rituals and traditions; the water mills and the two great men of Polperro - Zephaniah Job and Jonathan Couch. The beautiful and historically important photographs bring the narrative vividly to life and help make this the ideal history for local people and the perfect souvenir for visitors.

Paperback (10.5in x 6.75in) 36 pages, 23 illustrations
ISBN 0953001210


"A fascinating and thoroughly attractive little book." Cornish Times

"A book which visitors should enjoy almost as much as the locals… It must rank among the best written short descriptions of any Cornish village." Western Morning News

"Contains much new and fascinating material... the photographs are some of the finest and earliest ever taken in Cornwall" Cornish Life

"I strongly recommend Sheila de Burlet's Portrait of Polperro: it will give you a wholly new outlook on the abilities of our ancestors." The Courier