Reviews (Feature Category)

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The Match

We review Penzance based writer and illustrator Russell Ayto’s latest picture book The Match and catch up with him about his earliest memories of reading and what it’s like to write and illustrate his work.

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Skylarks

. We review Wiltshire based Karen Gregory’s latest novel, Skylarks and catch up with her about writing in the South West.

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All Rivers Run Free

Here is a Cornwall where the land is ravaged, isolation is the order of the day and one woman’s voice has become lost to the elements and in the raging of all those around her…but is all as it seems?

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Cornish Short Stories: a collection of contemporary Cornish writing

The stories in this collection are complex, complicated and intriguing. You will not find on these pages tributes to tourist towns or odes to the great Cornish pasty. Yes, there are familiar traditions, places and tales but they are not explored in expected ways.

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The Queen of Bloody Everything

A major take-away from this novel for me was the underlying notion that with self-belief and perseverance, a child who faced adversity could don a costume and become, well, The Queen of Bloody Everything and that for me, made this an essential and important read for 2018.

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Dazzling the Gods

With assured and mesmeric prose, Vowler instantly draws the reader into these stories, a thoroughly recommended read.

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Anatomy of a Scandal

In true high-octane legal drama style, I found myself flip-flopping from prosecution to defence and back again as the arguments were set forth until at last the truth was rendered and the novel reached a conclusion which will stay with me for a long time. A thoroughly recommended read.

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An Almost Perfect Christmas

Taking into my reading of this festive treat of a book everything I had gleaned about the author, I knew I was in for a very real portrayal of the holiday season…

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The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire

Weaving a compelling story which is contained within frankly (and possibly deliberately) addictive breathless prose, this novel is a thoroughly recommended read.

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Coconut Unlimited

Whilst Coconut Unlimited is a novel which riffs on juxtapositions and binaries: cultural diversity and symbiosis, self-identity and self-crisis , reality and dreams, there can be no duality to its success. An excellently observed and strikingly relevant novel, it is thoroughly recommended.

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Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival

Various
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May 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 11:00 pm
Wed 30

Motivation and Moving Forward: how to make your book happen

£29.50
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May 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm