`It started with a letter..... ` When Edward Dalton, a London gentleman and writer on architectural matters, arrived in the remote Cornish village of Treverro in 1792, he could not have anticipated the dramatic and secretive smugglers world he had unwittingly stumbled upon.
The story reveals itself through each letter, poem, newspaper cutting .. and gravestone he discovers. Who was Thomas Dudley ? … and had he really perished at the hands of the Kings Dragoons one dark and stormy night ? And what of his widow Elizabeth ?
A gripping tale in the Poldark tradition, based on painstaking research of the period by author Edwina Camm.
The story is narrated by Petroc Trelawny of Radio 3 fame, himself a proud Cornish native, and enhanced with sound effects, music, full text and illustrations. The book skilfully transports the listener to a small Cornish smuggling village and a lost world which is meticulously re-created down to the finest detail.
Edwina Camm, 28, is a recent graduate of Falmouth University's prestigious Authorial Illustration faculty. She lives in Cornwall and is passionate about historical eras.
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Great Story with amazing illustration!
Edwina Camm makes a first class job of presenting the Cornwall of old, and not only in art and storyline. Her choice of accompanying poetry and song enhance the experience, tastefully setting the scene, whilst never overstating the moment.
Engaging Petroc Trelawny to perform the narration was a master move. Both narrator and storyline reflect their worth perfectly, presenting a multi layered tale in their stride.
Have found this e-book gets better each time its read. The experience is an ongoing one, with so much interesting subtle detail and depth. The reader cannot fail to be drawn in and enthused.
Just because Treverro is an imaginary tale, does not mean it you should not seek it out.
Treverro, creative and captivating
A creatively composed book complete with stunning illustrations, authentic music and a variety of text genres from poetry to letters, which marry perfectly together to tell this story of days gone by in Cornwall. A captivating 'must read' for any lover of the Arts or history.
I really enjoyed this short story and like the narrator I felt I was privileged to be allowed to share in the intimate and cloaked world of a closed Cornish community isolated but surviving in adversity.
The narration was authentic and entirely appropriate and I felt as if I was really there with the background call of the seagulls and the wind and waves and sea shanties sung so heartily by the locals.
It enhanced the reading experience and allowed me to study the sketches presumably drawn by the narrator on his journey..
I finished the story feeling that I had experienced something special and carried the vivid memories with me the following day.
Well done. Most enjoyabe