Our reading list

Here is a selection of the books that featured in some way at the 2017 Penzance Literary Festival. There is something here for all tastes. Click on ‘read more’ to find out more about the book.

The Horseman

Conflicts of Interest

The Hidden Room

London Lies Beneath

The Man Who Thought Outside The Box: The Life and Times of Doctor Who Creator Sydney Newman

The Way of An Eagle

In Search of Anne Brontë

The Complete David Bowie

Penzance in 50 Buildings

Art of the Islands: Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking Visual Culture, C. 450-1050

A Victorian Lady in the Himalayas

Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry

The Button Box: The Story of Women in the 20th Century Told Through the Clothes They Wore


Abi’s Neighbour

Abi’s House

Deeper Than Indigo: Tracing Thomas Machell, Forgotten Explorer

Blood Sisters

My Husband’s Wife

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s Dilemma

The Witty Vagabond: A Biography of Crosbie Garstin (1887-1930) Author – Artist – Adventurer


The Vanishing Futurist

Lily’s House

Flack’s Last Shift

Dan Daddow’s Cornish Comicalities