Pearly Dogs & Gin Jam – Cream Tea Diaries

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Summer is drawing to a close here in the far west of Cornwall and, with it, the cream tea season…     Two weeks ago it was a blazing day in Falmouth when David and I visited Dolly’s Tearoom. What’s … Continued

All Good Things….

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  I’m sure you know the saying: ‘all good things must come to an end…’   Before moving to Cornwall in 2011, I taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge ICE. I loved it, I love teaching, but it … Continued

Little Wrecks and Great Launches – Meredith Miller at Writers’ Cafe

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Author Meredith Miller visited Writers’ Café on August 16th, to give us insider tips on the road to publication, how to get noticed and – well – great launches.  And the only example of ‘Little Wrecks’ was the book of … Continued

Plundering the Family Silver … or at least, the archive of experience

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I have been lapping up the coverage for Patrick Gale’s Man in an Orange Shirt and find the source material, the story of his parents’ marriage, deeply moving.   In brief, his mother discovered evidence that Patrick’s father was in … Continued