Thursday, 19 July 2012

Holyer an Gof

Tonight I attended the annual Holyer an Gof book awards in Waterstones inTruro. Instigated in 1996, the awards are named in memory of Redruth publisher and Cornish Bard Leonard Truran, whose bardic name was Holyer an Gof - Follower of The Smith (Michael Joseph An Gof). Len was also a leading member of MK and a former Chairman.

Just under ninety books (published in 2011) were entered and it was great to see such a wide range of fantastic publishing in Cornwall. I was especially pleased that my book “The Story of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall,” produced to marks MK’s 60th anniversary, was shortlisted for one of the awards.  

The 40-page book explores MK’s early days as a pressure group, its evolution into a fully-fledged political party, past campaigns and more recent activities, as well as an assessment of MK’s achievements.

It also features a large number of photographs, press clippings and other images from the 1950s through to the present day.

The book can now be purchased in Truro’s Waterstones for £5.00. The book can also be ordered from me at Lanhainsworth, Fraddon Hill, Fraddon, St Columb, TR9 6PQ, for £5.00 (plus £1.00 post and packing).

But there is also another way to get a copy. All new members of MK get a free copy of the book. So,if you are not already a member of MK, why don't you visit our website and join up now!

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