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‘Twelve Stories for Twelve Sections’: An Anthology of Short Fiction Inspired by Cornwall’s Protected Landscape

‘Twelve Stories for Twelve Sections’: An Anthology of Short Fiction Inspired by Cornwall’s Protected Landscape

23 Mar 2024
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Twelve Stories for Twelve Sections’: An Anthology of Short Fiction Inspired by Cornwall’s Protected Landscape

On Saturday 23 March The Playhouse Bar will play host to the launch of Cornwall National Landscape’s first collection. Published by independent Cornish publishers, Hermitage Press, these beautifully illustrated stories have been inspired by Cornwall’s culture and heritage and the Cornish landscape.

In the spirit of Cornwall’s storytelling tradition, our anthology of wonderful stories by 12 of Cornwall’s most gifted authors inspired by the 12 Sections that make up the protected landscape in Cornwall. Taking you on a journey across Cornwall, from Hartland in the North to West Penwith, these diverse stories – comic, dark, deep, tragic, human – will ultimately make you want to encounter the epic beauty of the Cornish landscape face-to-face.

Cornwall National Landscape (AONB) is unique in that it is a single designation made up of twelve separate sections. This project commissioned writers based in Cornwall to create short stories situated in the protected landscape. Each writer was guided through their assigned section and given creative freedom to let their imagination weave a narrative. This collection showcases the cultural heritage of the protected landscape to inspire, connect and engage with audiences from Cornwall, and beyond.

01 Hartland Giggling in my Jar – Gareth Rees

02 Pentire Point to Widemouth Survival Tips – Jane Pugh

03 The Camel Estuary Trading Places Polly Roberts

04 Carnewas to Stepper Point The Returners – Annamaria Murphy

05 St Agnes Perran in the Sands – Emma Timpany

06 Godrevy to Portreath Little Lights Clare Howdle

07 West Penwith The Coffin Path – C.M. Davis

08 South Coast Western Now is the time for us to Rise from Sleep – Cathy Rentzenbrink

09 South Coast Central Lone Cypress – Philip Marsden

10 South Coast Eastern The Incidents – Wyl Menmuir

11 Rame Head The Back Prince – Edward Rowe

12 Bodmin Moor The Monkey in the Woodshed – Luke Thompson

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