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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 The Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock, set in Polruan and Fowey, Cornwall, has won a … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier 4

Here is the final extract from Myself When Young. Daphne’s sentiments echo my own completely, and her words are again illustrated with pictures from my visits (apart from the last one, showing Daphne rowing outside her beloved Ferryside.) (Apologies for … 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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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: Wednesday

I heard on the local news that a combination of the highest tide of the year, strong winds and a sea-swell had led to flood warnings all along the south-west coast this morning. When I went to get my paper … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat:Tuesday

Another quite productive day. I’m not exactly flying as I have done on some previous occasions here, but I’m still quite pleased with my progress. I’ve reached a part in the book which is set at the time when the … 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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