I've written four softback non-fiction volumes, or spinners, for the Cornish publisher Tor Mark.
My first is titled Flying in Cornwall. I've been collecting stuff on Cornish aviation for twenty years, so it was hard to know what to leave out, but I hope we've come up with a neat selection. A nostalgic feast of stick-and-string, early passenger biplanes, even the odd Spitfire.
The second book is called Castles of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Neolithic and Iron Age fortifications; the castles built by the Normans and added to during medieval times; the Tudor and Stuart periods. I spent sunny days on site visits, took a notepad, camera and a picnic, and pretended to be working.
In 2012 I released my third spinner into the wild: Great Little Railways of Cornwall. It's a romp through the Duchy's steam and scenic lines, looking at their beautiful diverse characters, along with some history and places of interest along the way.
2013 saw Ancient Cornwall published. The Duchy watches over some of Britain’s finest prehistoric stone sites. Scattered across wild crags and moors the monuments are unmatched, from huge burial chambers and forgotten forts to early villages and inscrutable granite circles. Cornwall's spectacular stones are a winner for great days out; included in this read are the best sites, how to find them, what to see and nearby places to visit. The choice is fabulous: happy exploring!