One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Usually around this time of year, The Bandwagon hosts the Cornish Reading Challenge. Sadly, due to other commitments, the challenge isn't happening this year. But to cheer me up, I was given a copy of One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick to review. Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with [...]

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Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Liz Carr

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Liz Carr, and read her submission, A Mere Mortal. Liz Carr has been a writer and editor in higher education, for charities, and commercial organisations since 1990. She has also [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Julia Macfarlane

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Julia Macfarlane, and read her submission, Cornwall For A Change. After a varied career, encompassing time as a tax inspector, a French-German translator, and management positions in various universities, Julia packed [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Aidan McNally

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Aidan McNally, and read his submission, Safe Harbour. Born Dublin Ireland, very much the countryside region of the wonderful capital city. The 70's and 80's has proven to be the [...]

Introducing Christopher Joyce, winner of the Cornish Writing Challenge 2017

It is my great pleasure to introduce Christopher Joyce, whose short story Mama's Gonna Float The Gypsum won the very first Cornish Writing Challenge! You can read his story on Frost Magazine here. Christopher Joyce, from Chichester in West Sussex, has been a teacher, waiter, once made Venetian blinds, and has worked in a steel [...]

The Bandwagon: Closed for annual leave

Hello dear readers! Thank you so much for continuing to follow The Bandwagon, and engaging with us here. It's always a blast. I'm off on my hols as of tomorrow, so any queries sent through the blog or via email will have to wait until I return on the 3rd of July. You can read [...]

Guest Blog: Cornish author Jill Turner describes how Fowey inspires her writing

Jill Turner is a Fleet Street journalist and novelist and single mum, now based much of the time around Fowey. Like Daphne du Maurier, she visited it as a child and vowed to return there to become a writer. She has taken part in the Fowey Festival and, like Daphne, is inspired by her coastal [...]