The Penzance Bookshop

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Penzance Bookshop can supply you with a wide range of books on Penzance, Celtic history and the surrounding area of Cornwall.

Situated in one of the oldest buildings in Chapel Street the shop is adjacent to the Egyptian House.

Half a Century of Penzance

Louise Courtney


From notes by J. S. Courtney

Published by Oakmagic Publications


This account of the Historic Cornish Town of Penzance was originally published in 1878. It describes in great detail the streets, buildings and characters of old Penzance between the years 1825 and 1875. A unique account, illustrated with rare line drawings from the period.

The Penzance Home of Maria Branwell

Mother of the Brontes


By Esther and Kerrow Hill


An account of 25 Chapel Street, one of a terrace of brick houses built around the middle of the 1700's called Rotterdam Buildings, where Thomas and Anne Branwell lived.

Maria was one of the eight daughters and three sons born to the Branwells and she later became the mother of the famous Bronte sisters, the authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte.

Penzance Bookshop

5 Chapel Street,

Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AJ

01736 365444

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