HomepageContact intoCornwall.com
Search intoCornwall.com:  
 
Google+     

General News titles:

AUTHOR’S MOUSEHOLE FAMILY INSPIRES NEW CHILDRENS BOOK

BRAND NEW 'MEET A LEMUR' EXPERIENCE AT NEWQUAY ZOO!


Click here for Archives


Newsgroups

General News

Business Opportunities

Charity Fundraising

Cornish Language

Cornish Language Partnership

Eden COPD Walking for Health Group

Events

Into Cornwall

Walks in and around Bude

 

BBC Cornwall | Cornwall
Elvis tribute act admits gun charges
An Elvis impersonator who sparked a police manhunt in Cornwall appears in court and admits firearms offences.

Eight charged by slavery raid police
Eight people arrested by police in Devon and Cornwall in anti-slavery raids are charged with trafficking.

University to spend £150k on chairs
A south west university agrees to spend £150,000 on seven chairs for graduation ceremonies, it is understood.

Police to tweet alcohol 'snapshot'
Alcohol-related crime will shared online in a social media pilot by Devon and Cornwall Police to give a 'snapshot' of problems.

Student guilty of voyeurism charges
A photography student is found guilty of two charges of voyeurism after he secretly filmed two models working for him getting changed.

Man admits stabbing teen six times
A 25-year-old man from Saltash pleads guilty to stabbing a teenager who lived on his street six times in the chest.

Beach estate sale beats £11m tag
A 750-acre (303 hectare) seaside estate in Devon has been sold, the purchaser Nicholas Johnston and the estate agents confirm.

Archive wins national recognition
Textile workers archive wins national recognition

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years
Daughter talks of Cornish author father

Libby 'gives Cornish players hope'
Nottinghamshire batsman Jake Libby's former coach believes his debut century will inspire other Cornish cricketers.

Pirates must step up to challenge
Cornish Pirates coach Ian Davies says their Championship match at Bristol will represent a step-up in class for his side.

Truro 'must turn chances into goals'
Truro City manager Steve Tully believes his side need to start taking their chances if they hope to move up the league.

Bayliss wants end to ill-discipline
Cornish All Blacks director of rugby Neil Bayliss believes ill-discipline has cost his side in their opening games.



BBC News | UK | World Edition
Brown vows to 'lock in' Scots powers
Gordon Brown says his promise of further powers for Scotland will be delivered to the timetable set out ahead of the independence referendum.

Alice search 'largest since 7/7'
The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says.

Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Leading British Muslim scholars make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.

UK couple missing after hurricane
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

Mother charged with murdering baby
A mother is charged with murdering her newborn baby girl whose body was found at a house in Knowle, Bristol.

William starts solo visit to Malta
The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary of independence on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.

Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.

Flooding traps six people in cars
Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

Mother unlawfully killed son, four
A four-year-old boy died when his mother set fire to their Liverpool home a day before he was due to be handed into the custody of his father, an inquest hears.

Rotherham child services boss quits
Joyce Thacker, the director for children's services at Rotherham council, resigns in the wake of the abuse report scandal.

Cathedral funeral for MP Dobbin
The funeral of Heywood Labour MP Jim Dobbin takes place in Salford later.

'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate
A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

Sea alert fails to spoil wedding
A lifeboat crew's plan to give a colleague a wedding guard of honour is almost scuppered by a sea alert.

NI poll 'not needed after No vote'
A vote on the future of Northern Ireland's border is not necessary following Scotland's 'No' vote, says First Minister Peter Robinson.

Teenager dies in County Down crash
A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.

English region powers 'better fit'
Giving more power to regions of England is the answer to the future of the UK, Wales' first minister says after Scotland rejects independence.

March to support striking uni staff
A march to support striking Aberystwyth University staff is to be held as students continue to face disruption because of the industrial action.

Former SNP leader backs Sturgeon
There is no doubt that Nicola Sturgeon will be the next leader of the SNP, former party leader Gordon Wilson says.

Police separate rivals in Glasgow
Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionists and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.

Coast path diverts for firing ranges
A 30-mile (49km) section of coastal path in East Sussex and Kent is to be diverted inland to avoid the military firing ranges at Lydd and Hythe.

Child cancer fund gets Barbour boost
A fund to establish a research centre for childhood cancer receives a £1m boost.

Yaya Toure targets Champions League
Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.

Milanic poised to take Leeds job
Leeds are close to appointing Darko Milanic as their new head coach following the sacking of David Hockaday last month.

NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.

The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
Plutonium may be the most feared and fearsome substance in the entire periodic table, but it also saves lives.

My family and other ibex
The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more.

The father of 26 preaching birth control
Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school.

Row brewing over English powers
David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.

Labour attacks England-only MP votes
Labour warns that creating England-only Commons votes will mean "two classes of MP", as parties deal with Scotland's rejection of independence.

Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.

VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta
Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.

VIDEO: Police separate rival crowds in Glasgow
Protestors are demonstrating in Glasgow as supporters of the Yes and No campaigns gather in the city centre.

VIDEO: Nicola Sturgeon steps into spotlight
Politicians in England and Scotland are set to consider how the UK will be governed in the future after voters rejected Scottish independence.

VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile
Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

VIDEO: Alice Gross: Police continue search
Police are continuing to search the home of Arnis Zalkalns, who is wanted in connection with the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross in west London.

VIDEO: Metal ballet meets Games of Thrones
Brutal Ballet performed a Games of Thrones inspired piece at TitanCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Belfast.

Brian Clough memories 10 years on
A decade on from Brian Clough's death, how is Old Big 'Ead remembered?

A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt
A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt

'Neolithic' burial chamber opens
The first 'Neolithic' burial chamber in 5,500 years opens

The cult radio kings of Blackburn
How did a Lancashire radio show get a global following?

Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola

Could Scottish vote change England?
What does the Scottish vote mean for England?

Has the moment for independence passed?
Scotland's moment for independence may have passed

'The disunited kingdom' - the papers
The papers take on the referendum's aftermath

 


AUTHOR’S MOUSEHOLE FAMILY INSPIRES NEW CHILDRENS BOOK

Literature




Debut novel set in Mousehole no 2 on Kindle bestseller list

The picturesque harbour of Mousehole takes centre stage in a new children’s book for 9 – 12 year olds, Callum Fox and the Mousehole Ghost. The book, published by Woodside White Books in June, went straight in at number two in Amazon’s Kindle bestsellers list of children’s historical fiction.

The story follows Callum Fox, a 12 year old boy from London, who visits Cornwall to spend the summer with his grandparents. To his horror he finds the place haunted by Jim, the ghost of a WWII evacuee. The story unfolds through alternating time-slip chapters, mixing a humorous contemporary story with a WWII adventure. Both stories come together when Callum, Jim the ghost and Callum’s friend, Sophie find themselves trapped underground at Geevor Tin Mine.

The author, AC Hatter, knows the area well. ‘When I had the idea for the novel I just knew it had to be set in Mousehole. It’s the perfect location for a summer holiday adventure. It was important to me to ground the story in a real place, one that was special to me and my family. I think it gives the story more credibility and it’s an opportunity to share a little of Mousehole’s rich past with a wider audience.’

Hatter’s family farmed near Penzance for many years and ran a B&B in Mousehole in the 1940s. She researched both the WWII and current story lines thoroughly and wrote some of the manuscript whilst staying at the Ship Inn. Hatter is returning to the region between the 14th and 16th July to talk about the book and meet with local book sellers and readers.

Hatter, 45, is married with two children and lives in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. She works as an HR consultant and is currently writing the second book in the series. Although Callum Fox and the Mousehole Ghost is Hatter’s first children’s novel she has had other fiction published. Fay Weldon described one of her earlier stories as ‘thoughtful, moving and simply written, seizes an idea and carries it through. It puts a shape upon ordinary human experience and makes it un-ordinary, which is what the best writing does.’
Margaret Graham, said ‘Callum Fox is a fabulous, funny, feisty character, who takes us on a roller-coaster of a ride around Cornwall. Read and Enjoy!’

Callum Fox and the Mousehole Ghost is available in paperback from Amazon and all good bookshops, and as an eBook on Kindle, kobo and iBooks.

Find out more at www.achatter.co.uk
Amanda Hatter, amanda.hatter@compbenhr.com, 01494 680400 / 07786 933088

CALLUM FOX AND THE MOUSEHOLE GHOST – Synopsis
Callum Fox’s summer holiday in Cornwall isn’t working out quite as he’d expected. His Grandad’s turned out to be a miserable old git and Sophie, the girl he met on the train to Penzance, seems to view him as more of a liability than anything else.
However, his time in Mousehole starts to get a whole lot more interesting when he meets Jim, the ghost of a World War II evacuee.
Seventy years separate Callum and Jim, but as their stories unfold Callum realises they have more in common than anyone could have imagined, and that some secrets last a lifetime…

CALLUM FOX AND THE MOUSEHOLE GHOST is aimed at children aged 9 – 12. It is set in two time periods. The historical story line follows Jim White, an evacuee, sent to Mousehole to billet with Bob Fox and his family. Jim and Bob witness a German plane crash which triggers a string of events culminating in Jim’s death at the age of 12.

Meanwhile the contemporary story line keeps the reader firmly rooted in a lighter, fast paced adventure, following Callum Fox (also aged 12), who travels down from London to spend the summer with his Grandad – the same Bob Fox seventy years on. The two stories are told in alternating chapters, clearly defined and intertwined.

Callum and the ghost of Jim, try to convince Sophie from the Mousehole B&B that Callum can see ghosts, but in the process Sophie gets badly injured at Geevor Tin Mine and her life hangs in the balance. Callum and the ghosts have to work together to save her.

Sophie’s experience proves to her, and Grandad Bob, that Callum really can see ghosts. Bob is able to discuss everything that happened to him and Jim seventy years previously, bringing closure to him, and forming a bond between Callum and his grandad.

Evacuees are studied in most UK primary schools and CALLUM FOX AND THE MOUSEHOLE GHOST supports the history syllabus, whilst also having the added contemporary feel of a story about children with mobile phones and Facebook accounts.

The story ties in with the 70th anniversary of the war, 75th anniversary of Operation Pied Piper (the mass evacuation of 3 million children from London in September 2014) and also references the 1981 Penlee Lifeboat disaster and Cornish tin mining.

Both stories are set in the beautiful fishing village of Mousehole, Cornwall with action occurring in Geevor Tin Mine and Penzance. CALLUM FOX AND THE MOUSEHOLE GHOST would make a fantastic summer holiday read for children holidaying in Cornwall – or anywhere!

 

Select news from the left menu

 

 

 

© AWMP Creative Media, all rights reserved, modifications by Choughmountain Design