North of Little Hill records the conversational language among the pupils of the Port Isaac County Primary School in North Cornwall in the late 1940s. Their speech incorporated a dialect as full, rich and rounded as a big glob of clotted cream. The spoken accent was as soft as it was slow and open, and it rolled as steadily as the swell of the mighty Atlantic washing against the rugged slate coastline of Port Isaac Bay. These characteristics paid tribute to the enduring traditions of the isolated coastal community that was the Port Isaac of the day, which yet was alive with the vibrant benefits of the natural evolution that comes with application. In later years, under pressure from social, enhanced mobility and media revolutions, rural backwaters like Port Isaac have tended to lose their unique qualities, one certain outcome being the demise of local dialect. Slipping away piecemeal in the erosional clutch of time, the departure of dialect and accent is something barely noticed until it is lost for ever. This book records a broad range of Port Isaac expressions of the post-war days, mining pure gold from the dialect’s peerless and ever-worthy vein of wit, humour and expression.