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The Joy of Poldark

Series Two of Poldark is back on our screens so Sunday night is sorted for a little while. Last summer I had the joy of writing the afterword for both Ross Poldark and Demelza for  the new MacMillan Collector’s Library Editions. I cannot begin to say how excited I am that my name and my words […]

Under A Cornish Sky – Shortlisted in the Romantic Novelists Association RoNAs

When you are starting out as a writer you dream. You dream a lot. After all that is where your stories come from. So you dream of the agent, the publisher, the readers and maybe a little bit of success. If like me you have ‘grown up’ as a writer in the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s […]

The Returning Tide – Work In Progress

I’ve neglected the blog – sorry. Life has been a bit full on and with the relocation from Dubai to the UK it’s become even more distracting. However I thought I’d blog a bit about what happens with a book once the first draft is done. Sometimes a ‘book’ has been in my head for […]

Henriette Gyland’s Top Three Books Set In Cornwall

Today Under a Cornish Sky is out. The first reviews are in and are good. You can take a peek on Vulpes Libris and here Shaz’s Book Boudoir

I have really enjoyed these top three lists and have discovered some new books as well as remembering some old favourites. I’ll try and put together a list compiled from them all.

Essie Fox’s Top Three Books Set In Cornwall

Thanks for the opportunity to choose my favourite books set in Cornwall, Liz – although it’s very hard, because once I started to think about this I realised just how many wonderful novels are set there, and how many of them are also my favourite all time reads. Here are just a few …

Jenny Haddon’s Top Three Books Set in Cornwall

I have to admit that I’m a bit scared of Cornwall – it seems so involved with the sea, for one thing, a place of danger to a soft inland creature like myself. And then there is the natural magic and the mists of Merlin; where history weaves in and out of myth; where nothing is ever quite what it seems and quite a lot of it will eat your soul.

Amanda James’s Top Three Books Set In Cornwall

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier has intrigue, suspense and secrets. Du Maurier has a meticulous attention to detail and her sense of place and descriptions of Cornwall are breathtaking. I remember first seeing a mini series on TV in 1979 starring Joanna David as the second Mrs de Winter, Anna Massey as Mrs Danvers and Jeremy Brett as Maxim de Winter. I was so captivated by it that I bought the book and loved that even more, it has become one of my all time favourites.

Emylia Hall’s Top Three Books Set In Cornwall

One of the things I love most about Cornwall is its art and artists, so when thinking about my favourite books set in that part of the world I’ve added a second filter – ‘must contain brushstrokes’.

Christina Courtenay’s Top Three Books Set in Cornwall

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier – I know, predictable, but such a wonderful story (apart from the ending which I would have liked to be different)!

Janet Gover’s Top Three Books Set in Cornwall

Apart from your books, Liz – I will say….

Daphne Du Maurier, one of my favourite authors, wrote many books set in Cornwall. Rebecca is top of my list, but there was also Jamaica Inn and, well, too many to list.