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St Piran's Day Tea Party

whaleCelebrating the launch of

Not Forgetting The Whale

by John Ironmonger

Join us for Prosecco and Saffron Buns on

Thursday 5th March at 3pm

Meet the author and hear about this fantastic new novel based in Cornwall!

Then a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, he is quickly rescued by the villagers.  From the retired village doctor and the schoolteacher, to the beachcomber and the owner of the local bar, the priest’s wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst.  But what the villagers don’t know is that Joe Haak has fled the City of London fearing a worldwide collapse of civilisation, a collapse forecast by Cassie, a computer program he designed.

But is the end of the world really nigh?  Can Joe convince the village to seal itself off from the outside world?  And what of the whale that lurks in the bay?  Intimate, funny and deeply moving, Not Forgetting the Whale is the story of a man on a journey to find a place he can call home.

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Scorper: An Evening with Rob Magnuson Smith

Dr Rob Magnuson Smith will be launching his new novel Scorper at Falmouth Bookseller

Tuesday 10th March at 7pm

The author will be giving a short reading, taking questions and signing books.

Refreshments provided.


Scorper, noun, a tool used to scoop out broad areas when engraving wood or metal.

Scorper, novel, an uncanny and sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to the small Sussex town of Ditchling, searching for stories about his grandfather. A tale of twitching curtains, severed hands and peculiar sexual practices. A book about Eric Gill’s artistic legacy, his despicable behaviour and enduring influence. Scorper is a strange and beautiful English comic masterpiece, with added bird bones.

ROB MAGNUSON SMITH teaches creative writing at the University of Exeter, Tremough Campus in Penryn and is a contributing editor to Playboy magazine. His debut novel The Gravedigger won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award.


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March Book of the Month

The News: A User's Manual

Today, the news occupies the same dominant position in our lives as religion once did. But rarely do we consider how it touches us. Alain de Botton examines a number of archetypal news stories from a fresh perspective and asks some intriguing questions about our reactions to news stories today.

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