Matthew Clarke


Books by Matthew Clarke

The ancient Cornish language lies like a buried city under our feet – we pass to and fro above it, but heed it not in the hustle of our everyday life.” John Bellow, 1861

‘On the Cornish language’ – a paper for the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society.

The mysterious box had remained locked for two-hundred-years in an attic surrounded by old broken chairs and boxes of mouldy postcards. The Pengilleys made up generations of stories telling of how it contained pirate treasure from the southern seas. Then came the day when an ancestor’s will allowed it to be cracked open.

Though its contents weren’t of interest to those who sought wealth, it revealed a mystery linking one modern-day teenager back to the age of Cornish smuggling, the advent of steam power and a struggle to save an ancient civilisation on the brink.

Join the battle in the late 1700s to preserve a culture that sang songs about giants whilst dodging customs men in the middle of the Channel. Read how the battle’s reignited in a 21st century school when Gary Pengilley stands once more for what his forefathers believed in.  

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