One Cornish Summer Memory from Jane Cable

Posted on: August 4th, 2018

To celebrate the paperback publication of One Cornish Summer Jane Cable tells us about her Cornish holiday…


It was my fourth visit to Cornwall when I fell in love, staying in a tiny cottage in St Columb Minor, sleeping in bunk beds in a stuffy, narrow room, with the clock on the church tower striking every hour.

We gathered our swimming costumes and towels, walked up through the village and down across the field to Porth beach where we played cricket and made an enormous sandcastle. We travelled up the coast to Watergate Bay where we learnt to surf and I had a fan girl moment when we saw Jack Johnson emerging from his tour bus in the car park, his board under his arm.

I was wave struck, sun struck, sea struck. We came back the next year, staying in Padstow this time, just to be sure. Our wedding anniversary at Paul Ainsworth’s No 6. They made it so special for us. Checking my phone to see whether my long listing for the Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition had become a short listing.

We came back at Christmas, bought a house in Porthtowan. Wild waves, warm people. Last year we moved to Cornwall for good.


Jane Cable writes romantic fiction with a twist of mystery. Her special Cornish summer found its way into Jane’s second novel, The Faerie Tree, which tells the story of a couple who meet again twenty years after their brief affair only to find their memories of it are completely different.

“This book is a delight. With a gentle touch Jane Cable weaves together the certainties of time and place with the vagaries of memory and the uncertainties that follow loss. Like Pinter’s ‘Old Times’, The Faerie Tree will keep you guessing right up until the end and maybe even beyond it.” Claire Dyer

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Liz here…I’d also love to see and hear about your Cornish Summer memories. If you use the hashtag #OneCornishSummer  and tag me on Facebook, Twitter (@liz_fenwick) or Instagram  (@liz_fenwick) you’ll be in with a chance to win a copy and a bottle of Curio Rock Samphire Gin. (by joining the giveaway you confirm you are over 18). Winner will selected on 12/8/2018.