Penzance Literary Festival

Penzance Literary Festival

There has been a host of  different faces wandering through Morrab Gardens and Penlee Park on their way to different venues to listen or to talk at Penzance’s third Literary Festival  this week.

The weather was lovely and everybody in the mood to have a good time. Patrick Gale, Patron of the Festival, kicked off proceedings at The Acorn Theatre  on Wednesday reading from his latest book ‘A Perfectly Good Man.’

I  spoke at the wonderful and comforting Morrab Library about my time in Pakistan. It was great to see so many people and to find them interested in my next book.

Two highlights stand out for me. Sarah Winman in conversation with Patrick Gale- on Thursday at The Acorn Theatre talking about her book.’When God Was A Rabbit.’ A book I loved.

Jane Johnson at The Morrab Library on Saturday talking about her latest book “The Sultan’s  Wife’  and her two lives in Morocco and Mousehole.  Her knowledge and research for her book was fascinating. I cannot wait to read it.

This was my first Penzance Lit/Fest and it was fun and stimulating. We writers hide away so much of the year it is fun to come out and listen and gossip with each other.

Jane and me  posing in The Morrab Library together

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