The tiny coastal village of Porthcurno, located in West Cornwall, was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. As the G7 summit drew to a close last week, it was interesting to reflect that the leaders were meeting in Cornwall – a place that has a long history of global connectivity.
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” The opening line from Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel ‘Rebecca’ which has been captured on film again and will be shown on Netflix, starting Wednesday 21st October. This latest version stars Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas as the fearsome Mrs Danvers.
What colours spring to mind when you think of Cornwall?
Do you use Instagram? If so then @TateStIves wants us all to help create a Colours of Cornwall palette "filled with the colours associated with the people, places and things that characterise this beautiful county" with their favourites to go on a Tate Colours of Cornwall poster.
Artists of all types are drawn to Cornwall, some paint, some play music and some write novels. The landscape and people of Cornwall have been inspiring writers for years and we have picked eight novels here that date back as far back as the 1880s, but also feature two that have come out in the last couple of years. Some will be familiar, others more obscure, but we believe they are all worth reading..
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher