Grab your wellies and join local marine wildlife expert and author of Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides, Heather Buttivant, to explore the fantastic Fowey rock pools.
Rebecca, Daphne’s most famous novel, is set along this dramatic coastline.
Dr Laura Varnam is known at the Festival as a du Maurier expert but in her day job she teaches Medieval Literature at University College, Oxford. Over the past few years, Laura has entertained festival-goers with tales from Geoffrey Chaucer and the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf.
The defeat of France and the German occupation that followed was a dark time in Paris, especially for women. There were stark choices to be made, life or death decisions between collaboration and resistance.
Kenneth Grahame based some of Wind in the Willows around Fowey and the River Fowey. Learn about Kenneth, his life and how he came to write this iconic novel.
David Owen is a former neuroscientist and has written extensively on hubris syndrome — an exaggerated pride, extreme self-confidence and contempt for others seen in powerful leaders.
Journalist, author and wife of Tony Booth, the English actor best known for his role in Till Death Us Do Part, and as the father-in-law of the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair; Steph Booth talks about her recently published memoir.
This year we are showing the 1944 adaptation of one of du Maurier’s most popular novels, Frenchman’s Creek, in which the aristocratic lady, Dona St Columb, is swept away by a handsome pirate in this swashbuckling, romantic adventure.