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Alan M Kent: Published Work

Academic work

  • Kent, A.M., 1996, ‘“Art Thou of Cornish Crew?”: Shakespeare, Henry V and Cornish Identity’, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Four, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp 7-25. ISBN 0859895238
  • Kent, A.M., 1998, Wives, Mothers and Sisters: Feminism, Literature and Women Writers in Cornwall, Penzance, The Patten Press in association with The Hypatia Trust. ISBN 9781872229331
  • Kent, A.M., 1999, ‘“At the Far End of England…”: Construction of Cornwall in Children’s Literature’, in Whetter J.C.A., ed., An Baner Kernewek / The Cornish Banner, No. 98, Gorran Haven, Lyfrow Trelyspen Publications.
  • Kent, A.M., 2000, The Literature of Cornwall: Continuity, Identity, Difference 1000-2000, Bristol, Redcliffe. ISBN 1900178281
  • Kent, A.M., 2002, Pulp Methodism: The Lives and Literature of Silas, Joseph and Salome Hocking, St. Austell, Cornish Hillside Publications. ISBN 9781900147248
  • Kent, A.M., 2002, ‘“In Some State…”: A Decade of the Literature and Literary Studies of Cornwall’, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Ten, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp 212-239. ISBN 0859897338
  • Kent, A.M., 2003, ‘Screening Kernow: Authenticity, Heritage and the Representation of Cornwall in Film and Television’, 1913-2003, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Eleven, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp 110-141. ISBN 0859897478
  • Kent, A.M., 2004, ‘“Drill Cores”: A Newly-Found Manuscript of Cousin Jack Narratives from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA’, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Twelve, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp 106-143. ISBN 0859897567
  • Kent, A.M., 2004, ‘Song of Our Motherland’: Making Meaning of the Life and Work of Katherine Lee Jenner 1853-1936, in Williams D.R., Henry and Katherine Jenner: A Celebration of Cornwall’s Culture, Language and Identity, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 1903472193
  • Kent, A.M., 2005, ‘Scatting it t’lerrups: Provisional Notes Towards Alternative Methodologies in Language and Literary Studies in Cornwall’, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Thirteen, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp. 23-52. ISBN 0859897710
  • Kent, A.M., 2006, ‘“Bringin’ the Dunkey Down from the Carn”: Cornu-English in Context 1549-2005 – A Provisional Analysis’, in Tristram H.L.C., The Celtic Englishes III: The Interface between English and the Celtic Languages, Potsdam, Potsdam University Press.
  • Kent, A.M., 2007, ‘“Mozeying on down…”: The Cornish Language in America’, in Tristram H.L.C., The Celtic Englishes IV: The Interface between English and the Celtic Languages, Potsdam, Potsdam University Press. ISBN 9783939469063
  • Kent, A.M., 2007, ‘Some ancientry that lingers: Dissent, difference and dialect in the Cornish and Cornu-English Literature of Robert Morton Nance’, in Thomas P.W., and Williams D., eds, Setting Cornwall on its Feet: Robert Morton Nance 1873-1959, London, Francis Boutle, pp 98-152. ISBN 9781903427347
  • Kent, A.M., 2007, ‘Alex Parks, Punks and Pipers: Towards a History of Popular Music in Cornwall 1967-2007’, in Payton P., ed., Cornish Studies Fifteen, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, pp 209-247. ISBN 9780859898089
  • Kent, A.M., 2009, ‘Mending the gap in the Medieval, Modern and Post-modern in New Cornish Studies: ‘Celtic’ materialism and the potential of presentism’, in Payton P., Cornish Studies Twenty, Exeter, Exeter University Press, pp. 13-31. ISBN 9780859898744
  • Kent, A.M., 2009, ‘A Sustainable Literature? Ecocriticism, Environment and a New Eden in Cornwall’s China-Clay Mining Region’, in Payton P., Cornish Studies Seventeen, Exeter, Exeter University Press, pp. 51-79. ISBN 9780859898492
  • Kent, A.M., 2010, The Theatre of Cornwall: Space, Place and Performance, Bristol, Redcliffe/Westcliffe Books. ISBN 9781904537991
  • Kent, A.M., 2012, From Igraine Ingrained to Callin’ ‘ome Mouzel: Two Paradigms of Memory, Language and Literature in Cornwall, in Tregidga G., Memory, Place and Identity: The Cultural Landscapes of Cornwall, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427736
  • Beard A,. Kent, A.M., 2012, AQA English Literature B AS Second Edition, Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes Ltd. ISBN 9781408515334
  • Kent, A.M., Staunton M,. 2013, Towards a Cornish Philosophy: Values, Thought, and Language for the West Britons in the Twenty-First Century, Cathair na Mart, Evertype. ISBN 9781782010456

Editorial work

  • Kent, A.M., Saunders T,. eds. and trs., 2000, Looking at the Mermaid: A Reader in Cornish Literature 900-1900, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427019
  • Hale A., Kent, A.M., Saunders T,. eds., 2000, Inside Merlin’s Cave: a Cornish Arthurian Reader, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 978190342704 0
  • Kent, A.M., ed., 2000, Voices from West Barbary: An Anthology of Anglo-Cornish Poetry, 1549-1928, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9780953238880
  • Hurst, J., Kent, A.M., Symons, A.C., eds., 2003, The Awakening: Poems Newly Found by Jack Clemo. London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427170
  • Kent, A.M., ed., 2005, The Dreamt Sea: An Anthology of Anglo-Cornish Poetry 1928-2004. London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427224
  • Kent, A.M., McKinney G., eds., 2008, The Busy Earth: A Reader in Global Cornish Literature 1700-2000, St. Austell, Cornish Hillside Publications. ISBN 9781900147484
  • Kent, A.M., ed., 2009, Charles Valentine Le Grice: Cornwall’s ‘Lost’ Romantic Poet, Selected Poems, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795155
  • Kent, A.M., Williams D.R., 2010, The Francis Boutle Book of Cornish Short Stories, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427552
  • Kent, A.M., ed., 2010, Four Modern Cornish Plays, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427576
  • Kent, A.M., ed., 2013, Charles Causley Theatre Works, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427774

Other works on Cornwall and the Cornish

  • Kent, A.M., 2004, Cousin Jack’s Mouth-Organ: Travels in Cornish America, St. Austell, Cornish Hillside Publications. ISBN 9781900147378
  • Kent, A.M., Merrifield D.L.J., 2004, The Book of Probus: Cornwall’s Garden Parish, Tiverton, Halsgrove. ISBN 9781841143279
  • Kent, A.M., Beare J., 2012, Celtic Cornwall: Penwith, West Cornwall & Scilly, Wellington, Halsgrove. ISBN 9780857040787

Creative writing – Poetry

  • Kent, A.M., 1994, Grunge, St Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795001
  • Kent, A.M., Hodge P., 1995, Out of the Ordinalia, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795018
  • Kent, A.M., Hodge, P., Biscoe B,. 1995, Modern Cornish Poets/Berdh Arnowydh Kernewek, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795025
  • Kent, A.M., 2002, The Hensbarrow Homilies, Penzance, The Hypatia Trust. ISBN 978-1872229447
  • Kent, A.M., 2002, Love and Seaweed, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795117
  • Kent, A.M., trs, 2005, Ordinalia: The Cornish Mystery Play Cycle – A Verse Translation, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427274
  • Kent, A.M., 2005, Assassin of Grammar, Penzance, Hypatia Publications. ISBN 9781872229560
  • Kent, A.M., 2006, Stannary Parliament, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795124
  • Kent, A.M., 2008, Druid Offsetting, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press. ISBN 9781898795094
  • Kent, A.M., 2010, The Hope of Place: Selected Poems in English 1990-2010. London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427637

Creative writing – Plays

  • Kent, A.M., 2006, Nativitas Christi / The Nativity: A New Cornish Mystery Play, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427316
  • Kent, A.M., 2007, Oogly Es Sin: The Lamentable Ballad of Anthony Payne, Cornish Giant, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427385
  • Kent, A.M., 2008, 2012, The Tin Violin, The adventures of Joseph Emidy: A Cornish tale, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427422
  • Kent, A.M., 2009, Surfing Tommies: A Cornish Tragedy, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427484
  • Kent, A.M., 2010, A Mere Interlude, London, Francis Boutle Publishers. ISBN 9781903427569

Creative writing – Novels

  • Kent, A.M., 1991, Clay, Launceston, Amigo Books ISBN 1872416012
  • Kent, A.M., 1996, Yowann and the Knot of Time, St. Austell, Lyonesse Press Ltd. ISBN 1898795037
  • Kent, A.M., 2005, Proper Job, Charlie Curnow! Tiverton, Halsgrove. ISBN 9781841144887
  • Kent, A.M., 2007, Electric Pastyland, Wellington, Halgrove. ISBN 9780955647727
  • Kent, A.M., Williams N., tr., 2010, The Cult of Relics: Devocyon dhe Greryow, Cathair na Mart, Evertype. Hardback ISBN 9781904808411
  • Kent, A.M., Williams N., tr., 2011, The Cult of Relics: Devocyon dhe Greryow, Cathair na Mart, Evertype. Paperback ISBN 9781904808794
  • Kent, A.M., 2011, Voodoo Pilchard, Wellington, Halgrove. ISBN 9781906551278
  • Kent, A.M., 2012, Voog’s Ocean, Wellington, Ryelands Publishing ISBN 9781906551353

Creative writing – Childrens’ Literature

  • Kent, A.M., Cailes G,. Kennedy N,. 2011, Beast of Bodmin Moor, Cathair na Mart, Evertype. ISBN 9781904808770

Daphne du Maurier: Published Work


The Loving Spirit, London, Heinemann, 1931

I’ll Never Be Young Again, London, Heinemann, 1932

Julius, London, Heinemann, 1933

Jamaica Inn, London, Gollancz, 1936

Rebecca, London, Gollancz, 1938

Frenchman’s Creek, London, Gollancz, 1941

Hungry Hill, London, Gollancz, 1943

The King’s General, London, Gollancz, 1946

The Parasites, London, Gollancz, 1949

My Cousin Rachel, London, Gollancz, 1951

The Scapegoat, London, Gollancz, 1957

Castle Dor (with Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch), London, Dent, 1962

The Flight of the Falcon, London, Gollancz, 1965

The House on the Strand, London, Gollancz, 1969

Rule Britannia, London, Gollancz, 1972

Short Stories

du Maurier’s short stories have been published as a series of collections, sometimes under different titles. Below, they are listed as first published, with later titles below.

The Birds and other Stories also as The Apple Tree, London, Gollancz, 1952

Come Wind, Come Weather, London, Heinemann, 1940

Early Stories, The stories in this book were all written between the years 1927 and 1930, London, Bantam, 1959

The Breaking Point also as The Blue Lenses, London, Gollancz, 1959

Don’t Look Now also as Not After Midnight, London, Gollancz, 1971

The Rendez-vous, London, Gollancz, 1981

Non Fiction

Gerald, London, Gollancz, 1934

The du Mauriers, London, Gollancz, 1937

The Young George du Maurier, London, Peter Davies, 1951

Mary Anne,London, Gollancz, 1954

The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte, London, Gollancz, 1960

The Glass-blowers, London, Gollancz, 1963

Vanishing Cornwall, London, Gollancz, 1967

Golden Lads, London, Gollancz, 1975

The Winding Stair, London, Gollancz, 1976

Myself When Young – the Shaping of a Writer, London, Gollancz, 1977

The “Rebecca” Notebook: And Other Memories, London, Gollancz, 1981

Enchanted Cornwall, London, Penguin, 1989

Biographies & Related Books

Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwal, Bret Hawthorne, Halsgrove, 2010

Jane Slade of Polruan, Helen Doe, Truran Books, 2002

The du Maurier Companion, Stanley Vickers, Fowey Rare Books, 1997

Rebecca’s Tale, Sally Beauman, Little Brown, 2001

Daphne du Maurier, Richard Kelly, Twayne:Boston, 1987

Daphne du Maurier, Margaret Forster, Chatto & Windus

Daphne du Maurier Country, Martyn Shallcross, Bossiney Books, 1987

Daphne – a Portrait of Daphne du Maurier, Judith Cook, Bantam, 1991

Mrs de Winter, Susan Hill, BCA, 1993

Letters From Menabilly: Portrait of a Friendship, Edited by Oriel Malet, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1993

The Cornish World of Daphne du Maurier, Bossiney Books, 1995

The Daphne Du Maurier Companion, Helen Taylor, Virago

Captivated: J.M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Neverland, Piers Dudgeon

Daphne du Maurier : A Daughter’s Memoir, Flavia Leng

Reading Daphne: A Guide to the Writing of Daphne Du Maurier for Readers and Book Groups, Ella Westland

Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress, Nina Auerbach

Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters, Jane Dunn, Harper Press, 2013


The Years Between, London, Gollancz, 1946

September Tide, London, Gollancz, 1949

TV, Video’s & Films

Jamaica Inn, (1939), Starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara, Mayflower, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 108 minutes’ B/W

Rebecca, (1940), Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontain, Alfred Hitchcock’s Academy Award winning adaptation, 125 minutes, (Black & white)

Frenchman’s Creek, (1944), Starring Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone, and Nigel Bruce, Paramount, Directed by Mitchell Leisen, 110 minutes, Colour

Hungry Hill, (1945), G.F.D./Sydney Box, Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst

The Years Between, (1947), G.F.D./Sydney Box, Directed by Compton Bennett

My Cousin Rachel, (1952), Starring Richard Burton and Olivia DeHavilland, 20th Century Fox, Directed by Henry Koster, 98 minutes, B/W

The Scapegoat, (1959), Starring Alec Guiness and Bette Davis, M.G.M., Directed by Robert Hamer, B/W

The Birds, (1963), Starring Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Tippi Hedren, and Suzanne Pleschette, Universal Studios, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 119 minutes, Colour

Don’t Look Now, (1973), Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, British Lion,
Directed by Nicolas Roeg, 110 minutes, Colour

Vanishing Cornwall, (1971), Directed by Christian Browning

The Make Believe World of Daphne du Maurier, (1977), A rare interview of Dame Daphne at Kilmarth, by Cliff Michelmore, Banner Pictures Ltd, London, 38 minutes, Colour

Rebecca, (1978), Starring Jeremy Brett, Joanna David, and Anna Massey, BBC-TV series, Directed by Simon Langston, 205 minutes, Colour

Jamaica Inn, (1985), Starring Patrick McGoohan, Jane Seymour, and John McEnery, Harlech TV, Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, 187 minutes, Colour

My Cousin Rachel, (1982), Starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard, A BBC TV Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox, 177 minutes, Colour

The Breakthrough (aka The Lifeforce Experiment), Starring Donald Sutherland, TV Produced by World International Network/Astral Film Enterprises/Screen Partners,
Directed by Piers Haggard, Colour

The Birds II: Land’s End, (1994), Starring Tippi Hedren, Brad Johnson II, Chelsea Field, and James Naughton, TV, Directed by Rick Rosenthal, 87 minutes, Colour

Rebecca, (1996), Starring Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Geraldine James, Jean Anderson, Emilia Fox and Faye Dunaway, A Portman Production for Carlton UK Television in association with WGBH/Boston and Tele-Munchen, 180 minutes, Colour

Charles Causley: Published Works


Runaway, Curwen, 1936

The Conquering Hero, Curwen, 1937

Benedict, Frederick Muller, 1938

How Pleasant to Know Mrs Lear, Frederick Muller, 1948

The Ballad of Aucassin and Nicolette, Kestrel, 1981


Farewell Aggie Weston, The Hand and Flower Press, 1951

Survivor’s Leave, The Hand and Flower Press, 1953

Union Street, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957

Johnny Allelulia, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961

Underneath the Water, Macmillan, 1968

Figure of 8, Macmillan, 1969

Figgie Hobbin, Macmillan, 1970

Collected Poems 1951-75, Macmillan, 1975

Secret Destinations, Macmillan, 1984

Early in the Morning, Viking, 1986

Twenty One Poems, Celandine Press, 1986

Jack the Treacle Eater, Macmillan, 1987

A Field of Vision, Macmillan, 1988

The Young Man of Curie, Macmillan, 1991

Bring in the Holly, Frances Lincoln, 1992

All Day Saturday, Macmillan, 1994

Going to the Fair, Viking, 1994

Collected Poems for Children, Macmillan, 1996

Selected Poems for Children, Macmillan, 1997

Collected Poems 1951-1997, Macmillan, 1997

Collected Poems 1951-2000, Macmillan, 2000

I Had a Little Cat, Macmillan, 2009


Hands to Dance, Carroll & Nicholson, 1951

Both Sides of the Tamar, Bossiney, 1974

Dick Whittington, Puffin, 1976

Last King of Cornwall, Hodder & Stoughton, 1978

Hands to Dance & Skylark, Robson, 1979

Causley at 70, Peterloo, 1987

The Merrymaid of Zennor, Orchard, 1999


An Octave: poems by Siegfried Sasson, The Shenval Press, 1966

Selected Poems by Frances Bellerby, Enithorman Press, 1970

Those First Affections, Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1979

A Book of West Cornwall by Baring-Gould, Wildwood House, 1981

Poetry Please, Dent, 1985

Western Morning Views, Harbour Books, 1985

Soho Squares, Bloomsbury, 1991

Adventures After School, Macmillan, 1997

As Editor

Peninsula, Macdonald, 1957

Rising Early, Brockhampton, 1964

Modern Folk Ballads, Vista, 1966

In the Music I Hear, ARC, 1970

Oats and Beans and Barley, ARC, 1971

Dawn & Dusk, Brockhampton, 1972

Puffin Book of Magic Verse, Kestrel Books, 1974

Puffin Book of Salt-Sea Verse, Puffin, 1978

Batsford Book of Stories in Verse, Batsford, 1979

The Sun, Dancing, Puffin, 1984


Twenty Five Poems, Keepsake, 1980

Schondilie, New Broom Private Press, 1982

Kings’ Children, Mid-Northumberland Arts Group, 1986