Myrna Combellack – Bibliography

Bibliography of Dr Myrna Croome (formerly Harris).  Pen name also Myrna Combellack



The Camborne Play, a translation of “Beunans Meriasek”, Truran, March 1988

The Playing Place: a Cornish Round   (novel)  Truran, 1989

A Fine Place:  The Cornish Estate  (novel)  Cornish Fiction, 2002

The Permanent History of Penaluna’s Van  (novel)  Cornish Fiction, 2003

Cuts in the Face   (novella and short stories)  Cornish Fiction, 2004

The Mistress of Grammar (novella and short story)  Cornish Fiction, 2005

A Place to Stay: the Cornish Bypass (novel)  Cornish Fiction, 2007

Articles and short pieces

“Crematorium”  (poem)  The Cornish Review, Winter, 1974,  no.27

“Bella” (poem)  European Judaism, 1975, no.1.  Other poems in the cycle, “Leeds, a Poem”, were broadcast on Radio 3, 1975

A Survey of Musical Activities in Cornwall, Institute of Cornish Studies, Special Report no.1, 1974

“Niobe’s Tears”  (short story)  The New Quarterly Cave  (New Zealand)  vol.2, no.4, 1977

“Family”  (short story)  South West Review, no.2, 1977

“A Scholar’s Prayer” in British Poetry: A Short Anthology, Pacific Quarterly, vol.3, no.4 , October 1978

“Doctoring and Disease in Medieval Cornwall: exegetical notes on some passages in Beunans Meriasek”  (with Frank Turk)  Cornish Studies 4/5 (1976/7)

“A Scholar’s Prayer”  (Translation as above, but the original in Unified Cornish with different notes appropriate to this local journal)  An Baner Kernewek, vol. 2, no.4, Sept. 1978

“Twelve Years’ Progress in Unified Cornish, 1967 – 1979”  Cornish Studies 6 (for 1978) 1979

“Lines from Jan, Itinerant Carrier, AD 1150”  (poem)  Bridge no.2, 1979  (This is the journal of the Falmouth Poetry Group, set up by Peter Redgrove)
“Cornish Reconjured: A Study in Literary Genesis”, Studia Celtica Japonica no. 13/14 (1978/9)

“Primum Inter Pares”  (short story)  Pacific Quarterly, vol.5, no.2, April 1980

The Literature Reports in South West Arts Annual Report and Accounts 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81

“Cornish Reconjured or the Language that Wouldn’t Stay Dead”, Pacific Quarterly Moana, vol.5, no.4, Oct 1980

“Meditations upon Vogue House” (poem) Kevren no.42, December 1985

“Towards an understanding of Cornish Culture”  An Baner Kernewek  no 44, May 1986

“Redruth 2 by Brian Tuck”  (review)  Old Cornwall, vol x no.2, Spring 1986, pp 97/98

“Composition and Culture in Cornwall” , Kevren no 44, Haf 1986, pp 6 – 12

“The Roots of Composition in Cornwall”  Cornish Scene, vol 2, no 2, Aug/Sept 1986 pp 45 – 48

“Musicians and Writers in Cornwall” in The Economic Influences of the Arts and Crafts in Cornwall (report) by Ronald Perry, Patricia Noble and Sue Howie, Cornwall County Council and South West Arts, 1986

“The Music of E.J. Moeran by Geoffrey Self”  (review)  Old Cornwall  vol x no 3, Autumn 1986, pp 24 – 27

“Interested in Local History?”  Carharrack Parish News no 5, Dec. 1986 pp 12 – 13

“A Short Guide to Local Studies for Teachers”, Schools Newsletter, 2nd ed., autumn 1986, Cornwall County Council, pp 37 – 38

“Cornish Studies for Schools”  (compilation and introduction), Cornwall County Council and University of Exeter,  1987

“Cornish Bi-lingualism in the Coming Decades”, Contact (Journal of the Council of Europe’s Bureau of Lesser-Used Languages)  vol 5, no 3, winter 1988/9

“A History of Cornish Literature by Brian Murdoch” (review)  Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, Autumn 1993

“Acting up – Quality Assurance in ‘A Level Theatre Studies and GCSE Drama”   Ch 9 in Quality Improvement in Education: Case Studies in Schools, Colleges and Universities, ed. Carl Parsons, February 1994


Beunans Meriasek – a critical edition,  Leeds Texts and Monographs Series.  Text agreed and awaiting production

Unprinted, performed work

“A Scholar’s Prayer”  (song, with Jean Yeandell) sung as a test piece for Choirboy of the Year contest, Bristol 1988 and for the Cornish Eisteddfod, May 1989

Incomplete work

The Mystery of Pleasance Cove, trans. of Le Mystere de Plaisaince Cove, by Royce Kendall, for Presses des Oeuvres Litteraires