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Julius by Daphne du Maurier: A Reading Group with Dr Laura Varnam

Wednesday 30 September, 9:30am-10:30am

Come along to the Fowey Hall Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s compelling third novel, Julius (1933), with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford

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Rebecca Walk

Wednesday 30 September, 10:00am-3:30pm

Rebecca, Daphne’s most famous novel, is set along this dramatic coastline. Come and celebrate the anniversary of Daphne’s birth and enjoy the beauty of this walk with Dr Ella Westland, a literary expert and specialist in Daphne du Maurier and her work.

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David Parker

Sea Fever - The Pleasures and the Perils

Wednesday 30 September, 11:00am-12:00pm

Using remarkable home movie cine film, some of it never seen before, documentary film maker, David Parker, will tell the story of our relationship to the sea over the last hundred years.

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Nina Leonard Savicevic

Piano Recital

Wednesday 30 September, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Free entry – donations welcome

Nina was born in Plymouth, but from age 4 to 6 she and her family lived in Russia, where she started learning the piano and gave her first concert in St. Petersburg when she was only five years old.

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Lucy Diamond and Veronica Henry

A Holiday Romance

Wednesday 30 September, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Bestselling authors Lucy Diamond and Veronica Henry discuss their latest novels, An Almost Perfect Holiday and A Wedding at the Beach Hut, both set in the West Country. They examine why holidays are such fertile ground for drama - strained friendships, precarious marriages, budding romance, the pressure to relax and have a wonderful time - and how all the baggage comes with us when we go away.

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Lennie Goodings and Linda Grant

Books, Writers and Virago

Wednesday 30 September, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Lennie Goodings, Chair of the publishing house Virago Press, has published some of the greatest writers of recent decades: Sarah Waters, Marilynne Robinson, Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou among them. She has now written her own memoir about Virago Press, A Bite of the Apple.

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Sophie Hannah

Haven’t They Grown

Wednesday 30 September, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join Sophie Hannah as she talks about her latest psychological suspense thriller, Haven’t They Grown. An internationally recognised bestselling crime fiction writer, her novels have been translated into 49 languages and published in 51 countries. Sophie’s psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013.

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