The third book about Bude by Dawn Robinson is a little different to the first two. Certainly, it contains historical and contemporary images; however, its focus is very much on the facts, fiction, people and places you may know little about in this friendly seaside town.
Bude has little by way of ancient history but it has plenty of tales to be told. Home to fascinating characters and events, Bude is an enthralling community. For example, did you know that Bude was home to a survivor of the Titanic? Or that the creator of the artwork of a famous tarot deck died in Bude? That Tennyson was known to have visited? Or that a story very akin to Romeo & Juliet actually occurred nearby? Additionally, there are plentiful tales of shipwrecks, piracy and even smuggling along Bude's rocky shores.
With much to capture your interest, this book walks you along some lesser-known paths of Bude's history, including an astonishing fictional Cornish tale of murder, plus many places and spaces which few people are aware of. If visiting Bude, get the inside story of what to look out for, and where to go to get a true feel of the town's history.
Dawn G. Robinson is a locally respected community publisher, previously for Bude People (Northcliffe Digital) and now for Bude and Beyond website (www.budeandbeyond.co.uk). She also runs popular Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, both with growing memberships. She also worked for many years in local publishing, compiling many picture/caption books such as Historic Scotland, Memories of Manchester etc. and editing other titles. She lives in Hartland, near Bude.