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As an exceptional novelist, writer and woman, Rosamunde Pilcher is a treasure to Cornwall, and to Britain as a whole. However, although her books are quite widely known, the woman herself is not so. If you search for her online, it’s quite difficult to find any substantial information about Pilcher – who is she? Who was she before she became … Read More
Over the course of her writing career – a career that, incidentally, spans over 60 years -Pilcher has become internationally recognised and praised. Her novels are sold all over the world and have amassed over 60 million sales, her success labelling her as one the most celebrated contemporary female authors. It’s safe to say, Pilcher’s pretty good at what she … Read More
If you already know of Rosamunde Pilcher, you’ll be aware that she is up there with the greatest of female contemporary writers, having sold more than 60 million novels worldwide. However, despite her success, she isn’t really that well-known in the UK. Not in the way that we all know Shakespeare, C.S Lewis or George Orwell. Even here in Cornwall, … Read More
The St Michaels Way walking trail runs from Lelant on the coast of Cornwall near St Ives to Marazion, and of course the famed St Michael’s mount. The walk itself is 12.5 miles long; not too strenuous but certainly not for those less-inclined to a bit of exercise! The route meanders along the beautiful north and south coast of Cornwall, … Read More
The beautiful Cornish town of St Ives is synonymous with sea, sand and sunshine. It is also a mecca for the arts, with artists of all fields having made a beeline for the resort since the mid-1800s. So combine the atypical British climate with the stunning scenery and the renowned respect shown to the artistic community, and you have the … Read More
The September Festival never fails to attract both big talents and big crowds to the town of St Ives. Running from the 12th to 26th September, this two-week festival celebrates art and artistic culture in all its forms in one of the most creative places in the county. Including music, exhibitions, spoken word, comedy, dance, readings, and much more, this … Read More
Whatever reason you come to Cornwall for a holiday, it’s pretty much impossible not to spend some time on the beach. With so many of Cornwall’s important towns and landmarks being located on the coast, you’re never far away from sun and sand. Probably the most famous Cornish seaside town of them all, St Ives, is no exception. In fact, … Read More
Cornwall loves its traditions. It is one of the things that makes it such a wonderful county to visit. The people of Cornwall are very in touch with their past, and continue to honour the ways of life that have gone before them. Heritage is important, as is evidenced by the many museums and historical-themed attractions dotted up and down … Read More
Tucked away between St Ives and St Just lies the picturesque village of Zennor. It may be hard to find, but it is well worth exploring, for there is an extraordinary amount of history packed into such a tiny space. Legendary writer D.H. Lawrence and his German wife, Frieda, were once ejected from the village during the First World War, … Read More
St Ives is one of those places which is fantastic all year around, and there is no denying that summer is when the town really comes alive. There’s always something happening, and in a town this vibrant, you can be sure there will be an event that tickles your fancy. There are plenty of things to see and do, and … Read More
After such a terrible winter throughout the UK you will be glad to hear that spring seems to finally be on its way. The first signs of the changing seasons are a welcome sight in Cornwall. The daffodils are open, the birds are singing, and leaves are appearing again on the trees. Spring is a great time in Cornwall, not … Read More
St Ives is an idyllic town all year round. At Christmas, the quaint streets and intriguing shops buzz with festive spirit. Whether it’s something artistic, something traditional, something tasty, or something a little out of the ordinary, there’s plenty to do for a St Ives Christmas. The run up to Christmas has already begun, and St Ives offers some of … Read More
St Ives is a smorgasbord of sights, sounds and activities for visitors. Combining the historic charm of a Cornish seaside town with a strong contemporary arts, music, and theatre culture, it is no surprise that St Ives is one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall. Whatever you want from your holiday, St Ives is able to provide. From families … Read More
Food Glorious Food! Not long now until the St Ives Food and Drink Festival 2013
Well things have just calmed down again after Easter and the town is a little bit quieter….