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John Harris was born at Bolennowe, near Camborne, in 1820, the eldest of ten children. He was at work by the age of nine, and when he was thirteen he joined his father underground in Dolcoath Mine. He remained working there for twenty years, until a post as Bible Reader in Falmouth was found for him. He wrote poetry from early childhood. If no paper was at hand, he would scratch his poem on slate, wedges, his miner's 'hard' hat, even his thumbnail; and if no ink was available he would use blackberry-juice. He was the author of sixteen books, mostly poetry. Since his death, and until the last few years, almost none of his work has been reprinted,. He is buried in Treslothan Churchyard, with his daughter, Lucretia. Edited and with an introduction by D. M. Thomas. Photographs by David Hills.
Discreetly ex-library. One paste-down on front cover verso; remains of sticker on rear verso; library stamp/catalogue number on copyright page, and traces of a spine sticker. Otherwise, however, in very good, clean condition.
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