Book Features

Reviews

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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Interviews

Jay Bird Poetry Show

We caught up with South West based Juliet Bird to find out more about her new show What Days We’re Having Now.

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Interviews

Inspiring young writers in the UK’s Ocean City, Lauren Child Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate comes to Plymouth

We told you in January that Lauren Child, Waterstones Children’s Laureate was coming to Plymouth in May. We’re delighted to share more details about this event.

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Reviews

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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Interviews

Interview: Dr Miriam Darlington on being a writer in the South West

We caught up with Miriam to find out more about what inspires her and what it’s like to be a writer in the South West ahead of her Sharing Stories talk on Saturday.

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Reading Lists

World Book Day 2018: our love letter to reading and writers in South West England

There’s only one day left until the most bookish day of the year. To celebrate, our CEO has written a love letter to reading and writers in the region.

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Interviews

Interview: we caught up with Nell Leyshon ahead of her Word on Tour at Cullompton Library

Ahead of her event at Cullompton library with novelist Jane Feaver on 21st February, we caught up Nell Leyshon on the importance of libraries and reading in her life and in her work.

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Reviews

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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Reviews

Dazzling the Gods

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

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Interviews

A date for your diaries: Lauren Child, Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate 2017-19 is coming to Plymouth on 12th May!

In partnership with Peninsula Arts, we invite you and your young readers to get inspired by Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child on 12th May 2018

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Interviews

Word on Tour hits the road

Word on Tour, our live literature tour of 26 libraries around the region, is now underway.

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Reviews

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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Sat 21

Virginia Woolf Exhibition

£10.50
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February 10 - April 29
Sat 21

Creative Writing - Creating Stories

£60
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February 15 @ 10:15 am - April 26 @ 12:30 pm