Sat 16/10 Book Festival Fringe - Writers Collective talks & book signings
Book Festival Fringe talks & book signings
These events are FREE to attend
The talks take place on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October (between 10-6 pm) and our schedule includes...
Des Hannigan lives on the Atlantic coast of the Land’s End Peninsula, Cornwall; a home from home for a northerly Scot. He has been a journalist, travel writer and photographer for over thirty years, first as a news reporter for Cornish newspapers and the Press Association and latterly as a writer for publishers such as Lonely Planet and AA Publishing. He is the author or joint author of over fifty books about travel in a number of countries including Britain, Ireland, Northern Europe, Spain, Greece, Canada, and Pakistan and has written widely about Cornwall’s coast and countryside.
Des is now retired and is incapable of not scribbling. His latest books The Almost Island and The Long Deep feature published work and new writing about the far western outliers of Britain, from the coast and cliffs of Cornwall’s Land’s End Peninsula to the offshore waters of the Western Approaches and the Isles of Scilly; an authentic view of the world below the cliff edge and beyond the beaches. Both books tell of dramas at sea, climbing on remote cliffs, and explorations of the wilder reaches of the Cornish coast in the company of fishermen, coastguards, lifeboatmen, rock climbers, writers and artists and the most unpredictable player of all, the Atlantic Ocean.
Cathy was brought up in North Cornwall on the family farm. Together she and her sisters had ponies on loan during the winter months and later had horses of their own. They spent many hours galloping across beaches and enjoying the fun of attending Pony Club Camp on Bodmin Moor.
Having left school, Cathy trained to teach riding before starting college. During that time, she became groom to the Junior Equestrian Team GB. She enjoys teaching and has supported many people over the years of all abilities. She has thoroughly enjoyed helping her grandson, Matt, with his first pony, Pandora.
The problem of plastic pollution has made dramatic headlines. It's a daunting subject that can feel overwhelming, even to adults. So Michelle and Eve formed a partnership to highlight the problems in a magical children's book adventure. In this fun-filled book, the strong, compassionate, female superhero Polly Planet (plus narwhals, albatrosses and a leatherback turtle) opens Seb’s eyes to the challenges facing the ocean from plastic pollution and teaches her ways on how to overcome them.
14:00h Sue Kittow
Sue is an author, researcher and freelance journalist, having written for the Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Classic Boat, Classic Sailor, Sailing Today, Vision Now and Cornwall Today, where I have been Sailing Correspondent, columnist and a regular contributor since 2008. She has written several walking books five of which we stock in the gallery Walks in the Footstep of Cornish Writers, Discover Cornwall, Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier, Walks in the footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher and Walks in the Footsteps of Winston Graham's Poldark.