Nestling on the beautiful Camel Estuary, Padstow...s colourful harbour is surrounded by pastel-washed fishermen...s cottages and a glorious collection of shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, just a short ferry ride away is the pretty village of Rock. Their location on the stunning north Cornish coast makes them hugley popular with the young and old alike, offering an ecclectic mixture of sedate cream teas in Padstow and Atlantic rollers at Polzeath, wildlife on the estuary and nightlife in Rock. All this combines to make sure that this area is one of the most popular holiday detsinations in the UK. With clarity and affection, Joanna Jackson chronicles in photos a year in the life of this most charming corner of North Cornwall, from the festive to the picturesque, from the enduring pagan traditions of the 'Obby 'Oss and 'Mummers', to spectacular land and seascapes through the seasons.
Joanna Jackson has lived in Richmond for more than 18 years. She has a strong interest in local history, and in 2000 she wrote and produced an audio tour of Richmond town centre for the local tourist authority. She is a guide at the nearby Wetlands Trust. A keen photographer, her images have been used in cards, calendars and books. Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are A Year in the Life of Kew Gardens, A Year in the Life of Richmond Park, A Year in the Life of Richmond and A Year in the Life of Padstow, Polzeath and Rock.