A guide to favourite coastal places in England’s favourite county, Cornwall Sketchbook is packed with line and watercolour illustrations plus maps showing how to get to each place, where you can park and what to look out for. There’s also historical notes, walks and quirky facts. A unique book, in handy hardback A5 format, beautifully bound and printed in colour throughout.
Jim Watson is an experienced illustrator and writer with many best-selling, award-winning books to his credit.
"I bought this book after one of my B & B guests bought it with them to explore Cornwall. So far it has had very good reviews from my guests who have borrowed it. So I think that says it all." - Julie, Amazon
"Cornwall, one of the Britain's most attractive locations, well deserves a book that compliments its beauty. This is the book! It's 96 full colour pages crammed with superbly drawn sketches accompanied with stacks of information on 44 of the ports and villages scattered along its rugged coastline. Travelling from Boscastle in the North to Polperro in its most South-Eastern corner, it takes in such picturesque spots as Port Issac, St. Agnes, St. Ives, Mousehole, Porthleven, Lizard and Megagisssey, as well the bigger towns of Penzance, Falmouth and Truro, pinpointing historic landmarks and buildings, hidden coves and picturesque walks - as well as noting some of the county's most famed citizens, including the fictional Doc Martin (Port Issac) and authoress Daphne du Maurier (Helford).
As its' creator (notes and sketches), Jim Watson hopes that the book will "inform and entertain". It well achieves that purpose and, as a regular visitor to the county, I'll add that he superbly conjures up the spirit of the land and its people. The book is not only a loving testament to the area but also a most useful tour guide, aided by equally well drawn maps, for those making their first journey into the most westerly region of the West Country. Plus the appendix offers a few pointers on aspects of Cornwall - headed, of course, by its famous pasty. Great value for money as author Watson must have spent incalculable hours drawing and detailing the invaluable information." - Tony Byworth, Amazon
If you love the Cornwall coast you'll love this book. If you're not familiar with the Cornwall coast this is the perfect introduction. It would have been nice to have had a bit more information about the artist/author. - Mac Man
A great little book: just what I was looking for - good to browse or study more closely. I love the style and the colour schemes. There is good detail i the drawings and lots of information about the area. Well recommended. - Valerie Foster