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Fowey Festival of Words & Music

Let your inner bookworm free...

9th – 16th May, Fowey

Fowey was once home to the famous author Daphne Du Maurier, and what began as a festival to celebrate her has expanded to become a much bigger literary festival. Held in the beautiful waterside town, there’s plenty to keep you busy over the week – talks and interviews with some of the world’s best-selling authors, creative workshops, exhibitions, theatre, music, art, guided walks and river cruises.

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Our top 5 Cornish books:

If you can’t make it down for the festival then escape into one of our favourite books, inspired by the Cornish landscape:


1) Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier – a classic tale of wrecking, smuggling and love all set on the dramatic and windswept Bodmin Moor.

2) Zennor In Darkness by Helen Dunmore – an evocative story about the author D.H Lawrence and his German wife hiding out in the tiny Cornish village of Zennor as the First World War haunts the Cornish coast.

3) Ross Poldark by Winston Graham – if you’ve been glued to the new BBC adaptation of this, then now is the time to get your nose stuck into the books.

4) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame – messing about in boats with friends Ratty, Mr Toad, Badger and Mole. The book was inspired by the pretty riverside village of Lerryn and much of it was written in Falmouth.

5) The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher – a magical novel about the passions, secrets and heartbreaks through three generations of one family.

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