Ron Johns' Mabecron Books wins award

Ron Johns' Mabecron Books wins award

A title from bookseller Ron Johns' publishing company Mabecron Books has been awarded a 2016 Holyer an Gof Publishers' award for books published about Cornwall or in Cornish.

Captured! The incredible true story of Thomas Pellow by Craig Green and Oliver Hurst (Mabecron) won the best children's book in the awards.

The story concerns Thomas Pellow, who was captured by Barbary Pirates in 1780 aged 11 and sold into slavery. He returned to his homeland at the age of 38.

Johns (left) with author Craig Green.

Green and Hurst are to publish a new book with Mabecron, titled A Christmas in Cornwall, in September.

Ron Johns owns four bookshops in Cornwall and recently opened the The Padstow Bookseller which is co-owned with celebrity chef Rick Stein.