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For the love of Angel
by Susan Penhaligon

ISBN: 978 185022 222 4
197x128mm - 270 pages

 REDUCED!  A novel set in Cornwall in the 1880s

THE BOOK: A time of great change in Truro - set in 1880 - the foundation stone of the new cathedral is laid - there is a strike of clay workers which creates civil disorder and great strife.

Florence Trevern is left to look after her baby sister when her mother drowns. Their father is over-possessive of both daughters, obsessively controlling their lives. Florence, self-willed, has to protect her sister from their father’s unhealthy love whilst trying to gain her own independence, complicated by her passion for Russell, a striking clay worker.

A strong story set within an authentic Cornish background.

THE AUTHOR: Susan Penhaligon, was born & bred in St Ives, an actress best known for her role as Pru in A Bouquet of Barbed Wire and as Judi Dench’s sister in A Fine Romance. More recently she has been in Emmerdale Farm playing the role of Jean Hope.

She has numerous film and theatre credits including work in the West End – The Three Sisters, Dangerous Corner, Of Mice & Men and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.

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Storm of the Magi - a Cornish fantasy
by Chris Vick

ISBN: 978 185022 208 8
197x128mm - 256 pages

Novel brings Cornwall’s myths and legends to life for a new generation

REDUCED!  Truran Books publishes a new novel, 'Storm of the Magi' a Cornish fantasy by author Chris Vick.

The novel weaves together some of Cornwall’s most enduring myths and traditions and brings them together in a gripping Fantasy adventure for older children and adults. The lost land of Lyonesse, mermaids, smuggler’s treasure, pirate ghosts, the island of Ictis, pagan festivals…classic Cornish legends and tales from history are brought to vivid life in the story.

Author Chris Vick says: ‘Like many people I have long been fascinated by Cornwall’s rich heritage of myth and legend. It is such a vital part of Cornwall’s culture. I believe these myths can best be kept alive through the tradition of writing and story telling. Some of the best Fantasy writing, including Tolkien’s, uses existent myth and legend as source; stories that run deep in our history and collective psyche.

I found the tales of Cornish folklore riveting, scary, romantic. That’s a pretty rich seam for a writer to mine. The book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Cornish folklore. But now Fantasy is so big - due to the popularity of Philip Pullman’s books and the Harry Potter series to name but two - I also hope it will bring Cornish myth and history to a whole new generation.'

The story takes place in the early part of the twentieth century. It is set in West Penwith and on the lost land of Lyonesse. When Bill and Elsa are sent to stay with their eccentric uncles, they look forward to a quiet holiday, exploring beaches and secret coves. Instead, they find a haunted land, where nature is in the throws of chaos and dark, magical forces are being unleashed.

Bill must learn the ‘way of the magi’ to restore order to a world in turmoil…but before he can begin, the storm comes…

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Reading Daphne
by Ella Westland

ISBN: 978 185022 213 2
210x147mm - 176 pages

REDUCED!  A guide to the writing of Daphne du Maruier for readers and book groups.

The mysteries of Manderley, the wild moors of Jamaica Inn and the romance of Frenchman’s Creek have enthralled millions of Daphne du Maurier’s readers around the world, and are drawing new audiences to her fiction in the twenty-first century.

This lively guide is designed for people who want to get the most out of their reading. Its unique format presents intriguing themes of du Maurier’s work through extracts, and explores five famous novels in depth. Here you can enjoy discussions of stories like The Birds and Don’t Look Now, and a recently reprinted novel by Angela du Maurier. While revealing the extraordinary range of Daphne du Maurier’s writing, the guide gives special attention to the famous fiction set in Cornwall.

You can also read here the full text of East Wind, a dramatic story about a remote fishing community beyond the Isles of Scilly, which gives an intriguing glimpse of a young writer experimenting with her craft.

Whether you are a first-time reader or a dedicated du Maurier fan, you will find Reading Daphne a challenging and entertaining companion.