a new play by Alan M. Kent, author of Surfing Tommies and The Tin Violin
ISBN 978 1 903427 90 3
“Surfing Tommies was a cracker”
The Sunday Times
“Comedy that has you roaring with laughter.”
It is 1901 – the dawn of the twentieth century. In the library of a remote country house in Cornwall the noted antiquarian and Celtic revivalist Edward Cardew is about to make a remarkable discovery. In the same library, exactly one hundred and fifteen years later, a young working-class scholar, Jake Rowe, pursues his quest to explore the life and work of Edward Cardew who has shaped Cornwall's position as a Celtic nation, paving the way for devolution and national minority status.
Alan M. Kent was born in St Austell, Cornwall, in 1967. He is a prize-winning poet, novelist and dramatist and author and editor of a number of works on Cornish and Anglo-Cornish literature, including Looking at the Mermaid, a Reader in Cornish Literature 900–1900, two anthologies of Anglo-Cornish poetry, Voices from West Barbary and The Dreamt Sea, and an acclaimed translation of the Cornish Mystery play cycle, The Ordinalia. Two of his other plays are published by Francis Boutle Publishers: Oogly es Sin and The Tin Violin.