St Ives Allure: Engagements with art & place in west Cornwall


            192 pages with over 100 illustrations (inc. colour) £20 + £3 pp inland    

            payment by Cheque (made out to my name) or payPal

a delightful book. it has a great sense of feel & understanding for west penwith. the piece on sydney graham is very insightful & i’m sure will help to keep the memory of the great poet alive.

                                                                                brian wall 

                                                                                sculptor & former professor of art

                                                                                university of california

St ives allure is a thrill from front to back. the mix of views of west penwith

(up close, from afar, rusting & weathered, so, so good) setting the context for the experiencing of people & the cornishness of places. it gets the whole book working like a peter lanyon painting & a sydney graham poem should.

                                                                                                                  martin lanyon

An excellent new book – full of good stuff: moving & interesting, & great evocative photos.

                                           Mel gooding

                                           art critic & author of patrick heron & ceri richards

A totally delightful mixture of memories, people & places

                                                                                                         The Cornishman

informative & generously illustrated, St ives allure is excellent value & the perfect introduction for those wishing to know what the art scene in st ives was like in the 1960s & ‘70s.

                                                  St Ives times & echo                             

david whittaker writes fluently & cogently. his style is easy & his intelligence is both critically astute & humanly warm ...

St Ives Allure is a very readable, fulfilling, revealing, gentlemanly & rewarding book ...

david succeeds in introducing us & leaving a series of lasting impressions, a verbal exhibition – no mean feat.

                                                             western morning news