Story Sources

Federation of Old Cornwall Societies has a good selection of source texts online

Old Cornish Story Collections

Saints

  • William Borlaise. 'The Age of the Saints', 1893 Joseph Pollard
  • M. and L. Quiller Couch, 'Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall,' 1894, 1994 Tamara Publications
  • G.H Doble, 'The Saints of Cornwall, 1964 The Holywell Press, Oxford

Caradoc

  • 'Three Aurthurian Romances - Poems for Medieval France' translated by Ross G. Arthur Dent 1996

Recent Cornish Story Collections

  • Mike O' Connor 'Cornish Folk Tales', 2013 The History Press
  • Eric Quale and Micheal Foreman, 'The Magic Ointment and other Cornish legends', 1988 Picturemac Macmillan reissued as Cornish Tales in 2012
  • Donald R. Rawe ed. 'Traditional Cornish Stories and Rhymes', 1992 Lodenek Press
  • Margaret Caine and Alan Gorton 'Footloose in Cornish Folklore', 2005 Cotswold(Quality)Leisure ltd.

Local Interest

  • 'A Looe Ditty-Box', London and Scarborough 1924
  • Wilson MacArthur, 'The River Fowey', 1948 Cassel
  • Peter Moor and Martin Lister, 'Liskeard Town and About', 1988 Tamara Publications
  • Mike Dunn, 'The Looe Island Story', 2005 Polperro Heritage Press
  • Peter Moore and Martin Lister, 'The Good Looe Story', 1997 Peter Moore Publications
  • Charles Causley, 'Collected Poems 1951-1975', 1983 Papermac, Macmillan
  • Jason Higgs, 'Haunted Bodmin Moor', 2012 The History Press

Cornish Folklore

History and Culture

  • Garry Tregidga ed. 'Memory, Place and Identity ', 2012 Frances Boutle Publishers

Children's Books

  • Alan M. Kent 'The Beast of Bodmin Moor ', 2011 evertype
  • Will Coleman 'Tom and the Giant, Lutey and the Mermaid, Madgy Figgy's Pig', 2005 Brave Tales
  • Simon Parker ' Beast '  2014  Scryfa

 

APP

Mazed Tales are available as an app for your mobile devices.

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The Android version  can be downloaded from the playstore here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.walkaboutapp.mazed

qr code for google play

 Features

  • Read the illustrated versions of 12 Mazed tales
  • Watch animations online via links in the app
  • Use the app map location markers to find the setting for each tale
  • Follow the location aware map to the tale setting, then watch the animation in its place . Needs 3 or 4 G
  • Find out more about the droll tellers
  • Tale terms notes explain Cornish dialect words

Or you can get the iPad version here:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/mazed-tales-for-ipad/id944231128?mt=8

iPad QR code

Or the iPhone version here:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/mazed-tales-for-iphone/id944231779?mt=8
iPhone QT code

Features

  • Watch animations of 12 tales narrated by Cornish storyteller Will Coleman in the voice of droll teller and umbrella man Bill Chub, with traditional Cornish music from Mike O'Connor
  • Read the picture book version of the tales
  • Use the location markers to find the setting for each tale
  • Follow the location aware map to the tale setting, then watch the animation in its place . Needs 3 or 4 G - Find out more about the droll tellers
  • Tale terms notes explain Cornish dialect words