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A CORNISH CHRONICLE
The story of three generations of the Carew family of Antony in Cornwall covering the period from the Armada to the Restoration. It is a sequel to Mr. Halliday’s “Richard Carew of Antony” and he has been able to add new material to his original study.
The scholar and writer F.E. Halliday was born in 1903 in Yorkshire. He graduated in Economics and then in English at King’s College, Cambridge, following which he held the post of head of English at Cheltenham College.
In 1948, after spending a year in St. Ives before the war, he moved permanently to the town and he soon became a close friend of Bernard Leach, the Nance family and Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, whose pictorial autobiography is dedicated to Frank and Nancie Halliday.
He spent the rest of his life writing; he became a leading authority on Shakespeare and included in his large output on the bard is;
A Shakespeare Companion 1550-1950 (1952) (revised 1964)
Shakespeare : a pictorial biography (1956)
The Life of Shakespeare (1963)
But it is for the republishing and editing of Carew’s long forgotten seminal history of the county, originally written in 1602 that he is best known locally:
Richard Carew of Antony : The Survey of Cornwall (1953)
Halliday had a natural interest in history, conservation and old buildings, and together with Barbara Hepworth and Jim Holman he founded the Friends of St. Ives in the late sixties, which later became The St. Ives Trust.
F.E. Halliday died in 1982. His son Sebastian has donated many of his books and manuscripts to the Archive Study Centre.
PUBLISHED BY David and Charles 1967
14mm. x 22mm. 171 pages Hardback