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Book Review: The Whalebone Theatre, by Joanna Quinn

I saved The Whalebone Theatre for my holiday read. This was to be my foray away from PhD reading that seems to consume most of my reading time. Honestly speaking, I don’t think I could have picked a better book…. Continue Reading →

Animated Helston!

Something unusual was happening at the Museum of Cornish Life last week. It was busy, school holidays often are (particularly rainy ones), but this was different. The air was charged with noise and laughter – with kids, parents and grandparents… Continue Reading →

Big Top Event in Mylor: Liza Sings Streisand

Strange things were happening in Mylor over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It brought its usual influx of visitors, but also a Big Top to Porloe Farm. Local volunteers worked over the weekend to create the bar, sponsors’ area,… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

This is a curious book, chosen from a long list of novels for the study block ahead (why the University stopped calling them terms, puzzles me). I have been meaning to read Capote for a long while. More known for… Continue Reading →

Book Review: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust), by Philip Pullman

I steadfastly tried to ignore the hype about La Belle Sauvage for two reasons. I didn’t want anything to distract me from the progress of the MA, and I didn’t want my mind clouded by others’ opinions. I managed to… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he… Continue Reading →

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