A Gothic Cookbook – Daphne Du Maurier’s Afternoon Tea

When Ella Buchan, the co-author of ‘A Gothic Cookbook’, contacted me and suggested that we collaborated on a post that combined Cornwall, gothic literature and cakey tea there was no way I was going to say no! And on the lead up to Halloween the idea just seemed perfect! Over to Ella to tell you […]

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Strange Waters – Interview with the Author, Jackie Taylor

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This summer sees the release of a beautiful book of short stories set in Cornwall and inspired by the generations of strong women that have made this elemental peninsula their home. I spoke to the author Jackie Taylor about Strange Waters, what brought her to Cornwall and why she finds the area so inspiring. Jackie […]

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Review – Charlestown Walking Tour

Charlestown is one of the most picturesque of Cornwall’s many harbours. Now well known as a set for film and television productions, perhaps most famously in the BBC’s Poldark, it was once a fishing village and a busy port from which ships sailed with their cargo to destinations across the globe. But don’t ask me […]

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Sensational Summer Read – The Feast by Margaret Kennedy

When Margaret Kennedy published her ninth novel The Feast in 1950 it was met with considerable fanfare. It had been more than twelve years since her last, The Midas Touch, had been released and fans of her work were desperate for more of her writing. Set in a Cornish hotel after the Second World War […]

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The Ordinalia at St Just 2021 – Plen an Gwari hosts Britain’s Oldest Plays

This autumn something really rather special is happening down west. A trilogy of six hundred year old Cornish ‘Mystery Plays’, known as The Ordinalia, will be performed in St Just in Penwith. These three powerful, biblical plays are the oldest surviving plays in Britain and will appropriately be performed in arguably the country’s oldest working […]

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Review: A Selection of Cornish Books from 2020

I know that 2020 isn’t quite over yet but let’s just say it didn’t exactly turn out as we had all hoped! One silver lining for me this year is that I have been given the opportunity to review some really wonderful books published by Cornish writers or written about Cornwall. I thought that I […]

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iWalk Cornwall – Discover Cornwall’s Best Walking App

We all know that walking is good for us in so many ways, both physically and mentally. And especially in recent months, for many of us, I am sure that getting out in nature and escaping the constant news cycle has been very important – I know it has for me! It is easy however […]

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Leach Pottery At 100

This year marks one hundred years since the iconic Leach Pottery in St Ives was founded. Despite the difficulties that 2020 has brought the team are still determined to mark this special year with an inventive programme of events. Find out how you can get involved below! Leach Pottery has been at the forefront of […]

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A Cornish Reading List – my Favourite books about Cornwall

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I have been meaning to compile a reading list of books about Cornwall for a number of years, and now seems the perfect opportunity! If we can’t physically get out there and explore at least we can find inspiration in these pages – and make lots of plans of the places we would like to […]

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Review: Hidden in Plain Sight – a photographic journey into Cornish Mines by Claire Wilson

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“Cornwall is hollow. Centuries of mining has created a honeycomb network of tunnels that criss-cross beneath the beautiful Cornish landscape . . .” The evocative opening lines of Claire Wilson‘s book Hidden in Plain Sight hint at the strange subterranean world which her new collection of photographs reveals. A world hidden from view but one […]

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