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
These days it’s not difficult to catch a glimpse of Cornwall on the small screen, with any number of celebrities travelling around claiming to find hidden treasures. Then there's Poldark, Doc Martin, and Delicious, plus repeats of Wycliffe on some more obscure channel. All these programs act as great adverts for the county, showing its scenery off behind the drama being played out in the foreground.