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Lamorna Ash's latest book Dark Salt Clear took saw her relocating to Newlyn and immersing herself in the world of the Cornish fishing industry. Through talking with locals and spending time out on the water, she learned how a proud and compassionate community, sustained and defined by the sea for centuries, is under threat, living in the lengthening shadow cast by globalisation. The Sunday Times selected Dark Salt Clear as one of their books of 2020 and said "Beyond the beauty of her prose, Ash's great strength lies in her ability to capture a sense of place".
Gavin Knight is the author of The Swordfish and the Star, a lively account of the lives of generations of fishermen in and around the Lizard and West Penwith. Based on immersive research and rich with the voices of a cast of remarkable characters, it is an eye-opening, dramatic, poignant account of life on Britain’s most dangerous stretch of coast.
Lamorna and Gavin will discuss their respective experiences and look at how an industry and a way of life, which has helped define Cornwall's culture over the centuries, is adjusting during a time of great social, cultural and economic change.
Adults: £7, Students: £5
A £1 Poly Fund payment will be added to each ticket sold.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD IN THE FALMOUTH ART GALLERY