Come along to the Fowey Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s 1965 novel The Flight of the Falcon, with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford. Laura is a du Maurier enthusiast, researcher, and a regular contributor to the Festival.
Daphne du Maurier’s ability to bring the past vividly to life has helped to make her one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Her most famous fictional works carry the reader into a Cornwall of earlier and, in spite of her reputation as a romantic novelist, harsher times.
I Chitarristi Guitar Trio – Matthew, Michael and Cathy formed their musical trio in early 2015. They played their first classical recital in November 2016 in Falmouth Church K.C.M, receiving rave reviews.
Professors Carol Dyhouse and Helen Taylor discuss the heartthrobs from: Byron, Mr Darcy and Christian Grey to today’s boy-bands. In her new book, Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire, Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema and popular romance to explain how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men.
Having the motivation and inspiration to write a book is just the beginning of a long journey. Author Edward Docx will be in conversation with his Editor Kris Doyle, of Pan Macmillan Publishers, about his latest book Let Go My Hand and the journey he took to write it.
The Village News is a whimsical, funny and informative travelogue by pedal power of a variety of villages across our nation. It encapsulates, or showcases all the best elements of what could be seen as the English village.
Join us for a Festival film evening. Written by Daphne du Maurier and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca is the story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier.