After more than two years I have just delivered a first draft. So coffee at the beach today instead of at the laptop (both of us a bit greyer than when I started). It’s due out spring 2024.
Rick Stein’s Cornwall
New book, in progress
Paperback out now
New cover for the Rag and Bone paperback, out 4th February with John Murray Press. Very different to the hardback’s spoons. Love them both and grateful to Sara Marafini for the designs.
My first book…
Radio 4 Ramblings
North Cornwall Book Fest
Australian ABC radio
Book of the Month extracts
Two extracts from Rag and Bone at the wonderful Caught by the River, where it is currently Book of the Month. A horse’s head and island legends here. Or eroding cliffs, fly-tipped couches and beachcombing in the rain with my mum here.
Finished copies of Rag and Bone arrived today and they look (and feel) beautiful. I am grateful to all at John Murray Press, to friends who read through drafts and gave their thoughts and much-needed encouragement, and to the writers who have given such generous quotes.
This week I signed with a wonderful agent, Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander.
Travelling Museum of Finds
Rag and Bone proofs
Bound proofs of Rag and Bone arrived today… felt compelled to dig through the shore finds for the bent spoons that made it onto the cover (out July 2020).
Best Children’s Book
Feature about my beachcombing in the Spanish magazine Telva (used beautifully with lots of finds images). For anyone who can read Spanish… it’s here.
This week I have the satisfying job of sorting small mudlarking finds to start taking photographs.
Rag and Bone first draft
After a year and nine months I have finally emerged from the small dark room with a first draft.
Port Eliot Festival
Launch exhibition, Treasure from the Sea
Royal Society of Literature Award
Treasure from the Sea
Port Eliot Festival
June & August 2016
Polperro & St Ives exhibitions
Bookshop Band gig
Book launch exhibition, Lyme Regis