18 JUNE 1948, Page 28

Cornwall. By Peggy Pollard. (Vision of England series. Paul Elek.

9s. 6d.)

This is an extraordinarily well-written and amusing book. It is no ordinary guide to Cornwall. It has a personal approach, but gives in the compass of forty-seven pages an amazing amount of solid informa- tion on subjects varying from goats and witchcraft to harbour-snags and the Falmouth packets. The book has good photographs, but there are some very unsuitable drawings and water-colours by Sven Berlin, which evoke nothing of the essentially Corn__ scene.