About the Author:
Valerie Jacob was born and grew up near St Austell and has lived in the area all her life. In 1967 she was made a bard of the Cornish Gorsedd by examination in the Cornish language. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, The Cornwall Archaeological Society and the West Country Writers’ Association. She also belongs to two Old Cornwall Societies and holds the post of President for St Austell and Secretary for Pentewan.