Some Great Cornish Reads
June 13, 2014
Here at St Eval Candle Company we love a good old book whether its blowing a hooley outside or sat bathing in the sun. And it is no surprise that so many great authors have chosen to base their book in our stunning county of Cornwall with it's vast moorland and rugged coasts. So, while the sun is out why not read one of the below......don't forget to light a candle in the background for ultimate relaxing setting and ambiance.
We've listed a couple that you might enjoy...
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
Dona is disgusted with her shallow London life during the reign of Charles II, so makes a sudden visit to her husband's estate in Cornwall. There she is warned that a dangerous French pirate is in the area.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Traditionally considered a coming of age story, Treasure Island is a tale noted for its atmosphere, characters and action and of course pirates that sail the seas.
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
Poirot and Hastings are staying at the Majestic Hotel in a Cornish resort. A conversation with Magdala "Nick" Buckley leads Poirot to believe that someone is out to kill her.
The Lighthouse by P D James
Adam Dalgliesh is brought in to investigate the mysterious death of a famous writer on a remote and inaccessible island off the Cornish coast.
Ingo by Helen Dunmore
A childrens fiction book filled with mermaids, mystery and intrigue. OK, it's a childrens book but so is Harry Potter and how great a read are they!
The Holiday Home by Fern Britton (a St Eval fan!)
Located on a cliff in Cornwall, Atlantic House has belonged to the Carew family for centuries. Constance and Prudence Carew, two sisters with completely opposite personalities, have been holidaying there for years with their respective husbands. But now Constance suspects that Prudence wants the house for herself and a long buried secret is about to resurface.