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Mysterious Cornwall

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog, Cornwall | 0 comments

Mysterious Cornwall

Mystery, murder, intrigue, the gothic and the macabre have found a welcome home in Cornwall. Writers—and film makers—have flocked there in pursuit. Fictional detectives from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, to P.D. James’s Adam Dalgliesh have slept there. And the cool Queen of Mystery, Daphne du Maurier, lived there. What is it about the place that has attracted them? What in the mists and crags, the coves and moors might other writers find in the landscape to inspire their own writing? To answer these questions, perusing the  important works (and the list is by no means complete) of others who have come before...

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JOANNA’S TASTY MORSELS: Tidbits for Wandering Travelers to Cornwall

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Cornwall | 1 comment

JOANNA’S TASTY MORSELS: Tidbits for Wandering Travelers to Cornwall

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Although the earliest evidence of humans in Cornwall dates to 30,000 B.C., the first mention of the name, Cornugallensis, was between 852 and 857 by the Bishop of Saint-Corentin at Quimper Cathedral—in Brittany, France. The ancient Cornwall-French connection derives from the fact that the same Celtic tribe, with the Latinized name Cornovii, meaning, horn, or headland, settled both sides of the English Channel. The two regions spoke a similar language, which became Cornish in England and Breton in France. With the Anglo-Saxon invasions from roughly 500 to 926, when they succeeded in conquering the Celts of England’s southwest peninsula, came the...

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Next Wanderland Writers™ Workshop: September 27 – October 4, 2014

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Adventures, Blog, Calendar, Cornwall | 0 comments

Next Wanderland Writers™ Workshop: September 27 – October 4, 2014

Wandering in Camelot: Cornwall and the British Isles – September 27 – October 4, 2014 “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. —Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca We at Wanderland Writers™ are preparing for our next adventure. Join well-known writers and instructors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar on an adventure in Cornwall, land of celebrated castles, rugged coasts, iconic characters, and sumptuous seaside cuisine. For us, this is Camelot, a rich literary landscape of myth and mystery. Birthplace of Arthurian legend, setting for the chansons de geste, it became the home of literary lions for centuries to come. You’ll be housed, retreat-style, in a...

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