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Dynnargh dhywgh!

Or ‘Welcome’, in Cornish (if I’ve got it right…) The reason I’ve effortlessly-ish switched to multi-lingual mode is because I was very pleased to discover recently that┬áThe Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock, set in Polruan and Fowey, Cornwall, has won a … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

My latest international best seller (possibly):┬áThe Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock. On my very first holiday in Polruan, on the south coast of Cornwall, I was watching the boats go by when I spotted a shop owner going into the store … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier – Myself When Young

I’m a Du Maurier fan, and I’ve just finished reading a memoir covering (the clue is in the title!) her early life – from her earliest childhood memories (often quite sad and moving) up until the time when she got … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson II

Another nugget from Across the Plains, Stevenson’s account of his train journey to the west of America in the second half of the nineteenth century. Those who l know me know I have a special affinity for Cornwall. It’s part … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat: Thursday

So, it’s the day before the last full day (I can be a bit pessimistic in that way). I was dismayed this morning when the professional noise makers set up shop right outside my cottage very early on A pretty … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat: Monday

An early start. I’ve always been an early riser, and after reading years ago that one of my literary heroes Bill Bryson gets up at 5am, at least in the summer, I decided I could match that and it’s been … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat. Sunday.

Woke to a lovely misty morning. Sunday is a day of rest, even on a writer’s retreat. My one criticism of the properties in Polruan has always been that the hot water supplies seem to be hit and miss. In … Continue reading

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