Things to do
For Holiday Accommodation and Business owners
Maps of Cornwall :
The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are
ideal for walkers.
Those covering Cornwall:
Map of Isles of Scilly:101 Isles of Scilly
Literature in Cornwall
Cornwall has inspired many great pieces of literature and has been the setting for many dramatic productions. The magnificent coastline, atmospheric moors, wooded creeks, ancient villages and historic mansions all provide an ideal setting for writers and film producers, fuelling their imagination with striking imagery.
Daphne Du Maurier is famous for her novels and for her association with Cornwall.
Born on the 13th May 1907, her family bought the house, Ferryside, at Fowey in 1926, where she was to spend a large part of her life. In 1943, they left, remaining within the Fowey area and rented the mansion of Menabilly from the Rashleigh family, famous for their mineralogical interests.
Menabilly was to feature in Rebecca, the Manderley of the novel; and in My Cousin Rachel and The King's General. The Du Maurier family continued to reside at Menabilly until 1969. In 1969 Daphne Du Maurier moved to Kilmarth, where she was to spend the last years of her life. This house is described in her book, The House on the Strand.
Many locations throughout Cornwall have featured and been the inspiration
for Dapne Du Maurier's novels: Polruan; Polridmouth; Fowey; Tywardreath; Frenchman's
Creek, on the Helford River; Pendennis Castle; Jamaica Inn at Bolventor on
Bodmin Moor; Lanhydrock; Altarnun; Launceston; and Kilkhampton,
Her books include: The King's General; Frenchman's Creek; Jamaica Inn; The
House on the Strand; Rebecca; My Cousin Rachel; The Loving Spirit; and Castle
Dor (written with Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch).
Winston Graham, author of the Poldark novels, is another novelist whose
books became synonomous with Cornwall. His portrayal of life in 18th century
Cornwall spanned eight books and was
Sharon Tregenza is a Cornish children's writer - born and brought up in Penzance. A few months ago she won the prestigious Kelpie Award for children's literature with her children's novel "Tarantula Tide" and she's published over 400 stories, articles and poems worldwide.
Some Cornish authors and famous authors associated with Cornwall
Michael John Darracott
Daphne Du Maurier
A L Rowse
Arthur Quiller Couch
Sir John Betjeman
W J Burley
Other Cornish Authors
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