Cornish Reading Challenge: Visiting God’s own country

This June, we'll be paying a visit to our favourite place in the world: Cornwall. Going back as an emmet will be strange, but we're excited to spend six days in God's own country. We've decided to stay in Fowey, in a lovely little cottage called Ebb Tide. It sleeps 4 people, and is perfectly [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Writing in secret places with Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson is from Cornwall and has worked in the book industry for over 30 years, as a bookseller, publisher and writer. She was responsible for publishing the works of J. R. R. Tolkien during the 1980s and 1990s and worked on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, spending many months in New Zealand with [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Tina Hartas from TripFiction shares her Cornish book recommendations

  TripFiction is so pleased to take part in the Cornish Reading Challenge 2017! We know that there are several authors who have agreed to take part on an individual basis, so we thought we would bring together some new and some old favourites, so that people taking part in the challenge have as broad [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Indulge in Cornish food & drink with Daisy James

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north-east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her peppermint-and-green summerhouse (garden shed), she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Explore the magic of the moors with Terri Nixon

Since publishing in paperback for the first time in 2002, Terri has appeared in both print and online fiction collections, and is proud to have contributed to the Shirley Jackson award-nominated hardback collection: Bound for Evil by Dead Letter Press. As a Hybrid author, her first commercially published novel was Maid of Oaklands Manor, published [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Read Street of the Scream by Sharon Tregenza

Children's author and Cornish maid Sharon Tregenza has provided The Bandwagon with her short story, Street of the Scream, for Cornish Reading Challenge participants to read and enjoy. Beware the scream that can’t be seen, the icy stare, beware, beware – or it will push you over. Saved by the bell? All well, all well, [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: The Thief’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall

This year, I've chosen The Thief's Daughter by Victoria Cornwall as one of my Cornish Reading Challenge reads! Hide from the thief-taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away … Eighteenth-century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land. Yet, when night falls, [...]