Veronica Henry talks to two writers about the inspiration behind their intriguing debuts. Rebecca Reid is a well-known journalist whose first thriller is Perfect Liars: Sixteen years ago, three best friends did something unspeakable at boarding school.
Award winning wildlife cameraman, Ian McCarthy and his wife Anne fell in love whilst howling to wolves in the darkness of a snowy Montana winter night. They were filming for the BBC Natural History Unit at the time.
Born and raised in Cornwall, Kate Neale’s interest in Cornish Christmas carols was piqued during her research into Padstow’s unique tradition. This grew into her PhD study, which focussed on Cornish carolling traditions of Grass Valley, California and the Copper Triangle in South Australia.
This is an exciting opportunity to take this special river trip which is a new addition to the Fowey Festival.
Daphne du Maurier’s last novel, Rule Britannia, prefigures Brexit. Britain votes to leave the Common Market, the government enters a US/UK alliance with the States, and American naval ships arrive in St Austell Bay.