Professional

Sarah Wollaston faces down critics

Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston has spoken of fierce hostility from colleagues in Parliament about her role in the Nigel Evans sex case …

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Sue Aston, Cornish minstrel


Profile
Sue Aston is a Cornwall-based violinist and composer who has worked with such eminent musicians as Simon Rattle, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Donohoe, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Charles Groves, Esa Pekka Salonen, Gordon Giltrap and Chris De Burgh …

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The Last Broomsquire — a novel

Martin Hesp

Book Review
I enjoyed The Last Broomsquire immensely for its wealth of detail, its surprising array of characters, including famous writers who come alive in the author’s hands, and the vigorously-paced development of the story …

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Seagulls in the Attic

Book Review
How many people dream of breaking free from the daily grind of working life and relocating to the Westcountry to enjoy the idyllic views, local delicacies and the peace of village life? More than we might imagine …

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Advertise here this Christmas

Advertise on DCO early this Christmas to claim the best slots and discounts. Our Full Christmas Package starts at only £200 for a three-month run …

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Silly Season: Gordon’s turkeys

Personal View
With Gordon Brown’s new 90,000 word tome on the financial crisis due for publication this autumn, it would be interesting to know how his previous books have fared …

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Local author investigates Goddess

Review
There was a time in the British Isles, before the onslaught of patriarchal religion, when our ancient pagan ancestors lived in tune with nature. Governed by the changes of the seasons and the need to overcome the challenges of the rugged landscape …

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Cornish authors: Crosbie Garstin

Feature
Crosbie Garstin is best known for his trilogy of novels about the Penhales family, published before the last war by Heinemann …

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Cornish authors: Denys Val Baker

Feature
Denys Val Baker (1917 – 1984), owner and editor of The Cornish Review, was the author of 20 or so hilarious autobiographies. Titles included, The Sea’s in the Kitchen and The Petrified Mariner, which give you a flavour of them …

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Abuse – the Law can help

The profile of domestic abuse has recently been raised by the very public case of pop star Rihanna, who was attacked by her boyfriend, the R&B singer Chris Brown, in February this year …

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