BOCONNOC, THE HISTORY OF A CORNISH ESTATE, by Catherine Lorigan
The extraordinary story of the estate near Lostwithiel where members of the Cornish families who have owned it have played important roles locally and nationally. The author "...explores their eventful lives - or in many cases deaths: dragged over a cliff by greyhounds, slain in battle, executed for treason or killed in duels... She traces how the medieval fortified tower house evolved into a Georgian mansion, discusses how the grounds and gardens have been transformed, and examines the relationship of the estate with the agricultural and industrial landscape in which it is set." (Blurb)
Published by the History Press
255 pages, illustrations (some coloured).