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The River Fowey

Following on from the success of his first river book, 'The River Windrush' published in 1946, (David) Wilson MacArthur visited Cornwall in the summer of 1947 and wrote and photographed for his second river book, 'The River Fowey', published in 1948. Fifty-four well composed photographs and a modest but detailed writing style make for delightful reading while the contemporary details and rural descriptions of his routes will be familiar to walkers and residents along the river in question. "The River Fowey runs through south-eastern Cornwall. Rising in the heart of Bodmin Moor, it flows by rugged moorland to Palmers-bridge. It goes down the rocky gorges of Golitha, enters Lostwithiel, and later is transformed into a great estuary at whose mouth lies Fowey itself - the famous Troy Town of "Q". The author describes his explorations and adventures along the River Fowey."

Important places

Fowey (23)
Lostwithiel (10)


Cornwall (1,679)


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