Reviews

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‘I find my own space to write in an office full of journalists – some Cornish, more who are not which is unfortunate
for them. This is the same space in which I read this book, featuring a great many people I have admired, read
and reviewed over the years. Writing is as part of Cornwall as granite, tin, pasties and second homes, and those
contained in this book are keeping the tradition very much alive.’ Lee Trewhela – Cornish Guardian

‘This stunning book by Amanda Harris and photographer Steve Tanner lifts the lid, gently and with warmth, on the lives of those Cornwall based writers, whose works we love to read, watch and listen too both beautiful and inspirational.’ Mark Pugh – Editor, My Cornwall Magazine

‘A Space to Write lets the reader in behind the scenes of how and where writing actually occurs. It is a various and magical (yet sometimes very ordinary) world revealed here: secret and enticing, a real pleasure to read and look at.’ Rupert Loydell – Poet, Editor and Publisher & Senior Lecturer, Falmouth University

‘Space is such a fizzy concept. Do we have it, can we afford it, what do we fi ll it with and is it possible to keep it clear? ‘A Space to Write’ is a very Cornish peek into the mysterious, inviting and personal world of the writer. Steve Tanner’s lens sees beyond the wood, glass and plaster to reveal joys and sadnesses of the soul, and the writers fill the space within these pages with wonder and wit. Fizzy, fantastic and full to the brim of glorious and surprising humanity.’ Emma Rice – Joint Artistic Director Kneehigh

‘More than a round up of the exceptional number of writers in Cornwall, but also a revealing look behind the scenes, as it were, of the ways in which they work, and a reminder that, from the unpublished to the best-seller, they all begin the same way – alone and staring at a blank sheet of paper or screen – A Space to Write is a “must” for all with an interest in the written word. I can’t praise it enough.’ Frank Ruhrmund – Western Morning News