Long out of print and now published together for the first time, these three volumes of autobiography of the Cornish author and schoolteacher Anne Treneer cover the period from her birth at Gorran in 1891 to her retirement from teaching in 1948. The first volume, School House in the Wind, covers her early childhood in Cornwall until 1906. Cornish Years takes her to Truro, Exmouth and Exeter, and from there to Camborne, Liverpool and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. A Stranger in the Midlands covers the years between 1931 and 1947, when she taught at King Edwards High School for Girls in Birmingham. As well as a substantial introduction, the book includes a short biography of Anne Treneer, continuing her story to her death in 1966, and a descriptive bibliography of her writings.
Brenda Hull is an independent researcher in Cornwall and honorary editor of the Journal of the Cornwall Association of Local Historians. Patricia Moyer is a visiting scholar in the Department of English, University of North Carolina and an honorary research fellow in the Centre for Women's Studies, University of Exeter. She lives and writes for part of each year in Anne Treneer country in Cornwall.