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Jul
28

Move over, Mantel

Lin Rogers explains why, sometimes, you just can’t beat a really gripping thriller. I had The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel on order for its paperback release in September. I’d devoured the first two books in the trilogy (Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies); went to the theatre to see the stage productions and then sat through the TV series. Very different, enjoyable but obviously […]

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Jul
28

Book Review: Jim Neat by Mary J. Oliver

Reviewed by Linda Camidge and John Pestle Linda Camidge writes: From the insistent and unsettling gaze on the front cover, to the ending that leaves you wanting more, this fascinating and compelling book is one of those reading experiences that lodges inside your head, and simply refuses to move over. Mary J Oliver has explored […]

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Mar
10

The Courtyard House

Over the past 100 years we have seen various architectural styles come and go, from modernism to post-modernism to brutalism, but some 2,000 years ago, here in the far west, a new breakaway style was in vogue: the courtyard house. Courtyard houses are a unique type of dwelling found only in the far west of […]

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Oct
06

Borrowed from the Morrab

Every month, we plan to bring you a round-up, so that those who aren’t on Facebook can enjoy them too. We always enjoy working with libraries, and the Morrab Library – in Morrab Gardens – has been a regular venue for our LitFest workshops over the past few years. As some of you will have […]

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May
13

Cornish National Anthem

In the recent film ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ there is a scene where the group were asked to sing the National Anthem live on a morning TV programme. However, the anthem they sung was not the one what was expected but the Cornish anthem Trelawny. And shall Trelawny live? Or shall Trelawny die? Here’s twenty thousand Cornishmen will […]

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Jun
15

Historical Fiction: Inspired or Recreated?

Historical fiction, we are told by literary agents, is set to be one of the biggest literary trends of 2018 and Cornwall is being heralded as the new literary capital of the UK. But what is historical fiction? Is it history written as fiction? Or is it fiction set in a historical setting? Or a […]

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