Derek R. Williams - Following 'An Gof'

Following 'An Gof': Leonard Truran, Cornish Activist and Publisher

By Derek R. Williams


Len Truran was, until his death in 1997, a highly influential figure within the fields of politics and culture in Cornwall. He joined Mebyon Kernow in 1964 and, over the years, acted as both secretary and chairman of the party. His publications, under the imprint of Dyllansow Truran, are widely recognised as being seminal in the story of Cornish publishing.

In this book Derek R. Williams explores the life of Len Truran, from his childhood through to his pivotal role in Mebyon Kernow and the campaign for the creation of a Cornish Assembly and on to the remarkably prolific and influential publisher he became.

Paperback, 104 pages. ISBN 9781908878144.

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"Derek Williams is to be congratulated for his handling of a most diverse and complex subject…Leonard Truran was a dynamic force, active from the 1960s onwards in raising the sense of pride in Kernow through diverse means…Derek Williams's well organised, highly readable book will preserve his memory for generations to come." — Donald Rawe, The Cornish Banner