Bordering 60, the writer Wilkie Collins was struggling with the battle of life. His readership had dwindled, reviews mocked him and he was in poor health – fearing blindness. But Collins never gave up. Jak Stringer has lived in west Cornwall for 37 years. “If you cut me open,” she

Borderlines: almost what is expected, with Jak Stringer

Jak Stringer, Performance Poet

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Bordering 60, the writer Wilkie Collins was struggling with the battle of life. His readership had dwindled, reviews mocked him and he was in poor health – fearing blindness. But Collins never gave up. Jak Stringer has lived in west Cornwall for 37 years. “If you cut me open,” she says, “I would have Penzance printed inside me, like a stick of rock.” Also bordering 60, Jak has been asked to edit a new edition of Collins’s Cornish Rambles Beyond Railways. Can his struggles inspire her to finish her task by 4th July?

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