Writers in St Ives

Hello again.  I chaired a writer’s forum during the festival and it just made me think how lucky we are in St Ives to have so many successful authors living here. The library often has events and of course  a fantastic collection of books which visitors can borrow if you have your own library card with you.  There is also an art collection in the library which is a real surprise!

Anyway authors. At the event I chaired were Ann Kelley winner of the costa award for children with the second in her Gussie series.  Chris Higgins with her really amazing teen novels.  Jessica Mann who is a writer of crime fiction and also a factual book Out of Harm’s Way about the overseas evacuation of children in WW2 and Godrevy Light all about Godrevy Lighthouse the most beautiful book done with her husband who is a Cornish Bard. Do look. And finally Marion Whybrow a familiar figure in St Ives who has written about  Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell and many other books covering the art and artists of St Ives which are a must read.

I am only mentioning these because of the recent event but there are others like the children’s Soggy The Bear books by Phil Moran and illustrated by Michael Foreman, Liz Kessler’s wonderful children’s Mermaid and Fairy books. If you go to the Harbour Book Shop in Tregenna Place or St Ives Bookseller in Fore Street you will find many more. Oh and I nearly forgot I am reading Stitching for Victory by Suzanne Griffith. It is AMAZING all about the importance of stitching during the war but what  a clever way to give insight into the Second World War.  Read the Amazon reviews. You can click on any of the underlinedwords to go to a website!

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