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Don't Look at the Camera

Since I’ve been writing about those moments when characters can’t quite help but look at the machinery observing them, and by so doing make eye contact with the audience, documentarist Harry Watt’s memoir… 972 more words


The joy of St. Ives in #Cornwall

I’ve just returned from two weeks in beautiful St. Ives in Cornwall. The view from the train from St. Erth to St. Ives is spectacular and overlooks Porthminster beach (pictured above). 2,224 more words


CLASSIC YA MONTH: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart

I first read this book as a teenager and although my memories of the story are not at all clear, I have vivid recollections of the murderous inn keeper, smuggling, the danger of the sea and the courage of the heroine Mary Yellan. 369 more words


Holiday Munchies: Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Cornwall

Fans of Daphne du Maurier will be well versed in Jamaica Inn’s murky past, the grey stone Cornish pub come restaurant once being the weather-beaten home to smugglers and trawlers pestering the coast of the wild Cornish moors, grabbing some much needed refreshment between lifting loads of goods. 737 more words

Jamaica Inn, that's what it is

A few weeks ago I visited Cornwall for the wedding of one of my partner’s friends. I’ve only been once before but it definitely ranks as one of England’s most notable counties with many places of great natural beauty. 2,707 more words

Part Three: Fowey

And then onto Fowey. Arriving in Fowey was like coming home. It’s wonderful to have that familiar feeling of coming back to a place you know and love, and where you’ve been happy. 277 more words


Hang 'Em High

We’ve done some random things when researching for our books, (you can read our previous post about it here) but attending a hanging has to be the strangest. 1,478 more words