Travel writer and journalist Des Hannigan talks about his new book, The Long Deep, a close-quarters look at the Cornish coast and sea, illustrated with scenes that the selfie stick does not reach. Tales of shipwreck on Penzance seafront; international eavesdropping at Morwenstow; close encounters with sharks' teeth; a bassoon-playing

Long tales and tall from the long deep of Cornwall, with Des Hannigan

Des Hannigan, Writer

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Venue: St John’s Hall

Travel writer and journalist Des Hannigan talks about his new book, The Long Deep, a close-quarters look at the Cornish coast and sea, illustrated with scenes that the selfie stick does not reach. Tales of shipwreck on Penzance seafront; international eavesdropping at Morwenstow; close encounters with sharks’ teeth; a bassoon-playing lighthouse-keeper and a Chinese junk off the Isles of Scilly are all salted with fun, facts and furbelows.

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