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ISBN: 9780857043122
AUTHOR: Bret Hawthorne
Rosamunde Pilcher's Cornwall
Rosamunde Pilcher's Cornwall
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The late Rosamunde Pilcher is one of the best-loved writers of modern fiction. In her work she captured the moods and colour of the English landscape, especially that of Cornwall.

Although her British devotees are legion, she is especially popular in Europe and many of her stories have been filmed for television – in Germany Rosamunde Pilcher is a household name.

She was born, and spent the early part of her childhood, in Lelant, near St Ives. She then attended boarding school in Penzance before going on to join the WRENs during the Second World War.

At the age of twenty-two, she met, in St Ives, Graham Pilcher, a decorated soldier and heir to his family’s jute business. They married in 1946 and moved to live near Dundee in Scotland.

At the same time as running a household and bringing up four children, she managed to find time for her new hobby, writing, into which she channelled all her love for the Cornwall she had left behind.

In a show of truly Cornish determination and tenacity, many years would pass, however, before she achieved the world-wide success that came with best-sellers such as The Shell Seekers and Coming Home.

Through her descriptions of Porthkerris (St Ives) and the surrounding countryside of Penwith in West Cornwall – sometimes wild and rugged, sometimes sub-tropical and luxuriant – she has fired the enthusiasm of countless readers to come and explore this very special part of the country.

This book will guide you to, and around, the locations that add so much colour, beauty and atmosphere to her work. Welcome to the delight that is Cornwall, as interpreted by one of our most admired writers.

After completing a Masters in French and Spanish at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Bret Hawthorne spent many years living in the North-East of Italy, near Venice, before returning to the South-West of England in 2000. This European background gives him, perhaps, a wider perspective on the region he now calls home. He travels widely, and Cornwall is a firm family favourite. That family consists of his wife, Rachel, and their four children: Nick, Liberty, Bella and Betsy. Apart from spending time with his family, his interests include art and photography, history and antiques, reading, writing, music and travelling, especially to Spain.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 312 2, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published May 2019.

Daphne Du Maurier's CornwallDaphne Du Maurier's Cornwall - £14.99
Following on from the success of his book based on Agatha Christie’s life in Devon, Bret Hawthorne sets off in pursuit of discovering the Cornwall from which Daphne Du Maurier drew so much inspiration for her writings.
Agatha Christie's DevonAgatha Christie's Devon - £14.99
Bret Hawthorne has created a book which fans of Agatha Christie will find adds so much to their appreciation of her writing, while for others it simply provides an exciting means of exploring the area and coming across little known gems in the Devon countryside.
Web Price: £16.99
19.69 EUR 21.24 USD 27.83 AUD

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