Patrick Gale will introduce Judy Astley to be guest speaker at the Penzance Litfest Literary Lunch Sunday 21st July at The Bay
Author Judy Astley has written 17 highly successful novels and has a very loyal following. The Penzance Litfest is delighted that she has agreed to be the guest speaker at the Literary Lunch which will take place at The Bay Restaurant, Penzance on Sunday 21st July.
This is a highlight of the Litfest, which comprises more than a hundred events over 5 days from 17th – 21st of July.
Judy’s first book ‘ Just for the Summer’ was inspired by a holiday spent watching the comings and goings in a small Cornish village and the interactions between the locals and the visitors. In her latest book ‘In the Summertime’, she returns to those characters, Miranda and her mother Claire, and looks at how their lives, and the life of the small village they loved, have changed.
Judy will talk about the inspiration that she always gets from being in, and thinking about, Cornwall.
“I love writing in and about Cornwall. Just crossing the Tamar bridge into the county never fails to give my imagination a boost. I think it’s all that endless sea and sky and being at the magical far end of the nation where you’re never more than a few yards from utterly beautiful scenery. I feel lucky that my children live there so I’m never short of a reason to visit. “
Judy will be introduced by Penzance Litfest patron Patrick Gale, and there will be opportunity for questions. Judy’s new book will also be available to buy in a hardback at a special Literary Lunch price of £10.00
The Bay Restaurant is one of West Cornwall’s finest restaurants holding 2 AA Rosettes for its imaginative Modern British cuisine. The Sunday lunch menu combines traditional flavours with a light touch, overlooks Mounts Bay with views across Penzance harbour to St. Michael’s Mount – a perfect illustration of the inspiration that Cornwall offers.
Tickets for the Literary Lunch are £25.00 and are available online by clicking here.
or in person from the Welcome to West Cornwall Centre in Penzance Bus station, Open Shed on Causewayhead, Penzance, and the Tourist Information Centre in St. Ives.
The full programme is available on-line at the Penzance Literary Festival’s website. The printed programmes will be available to pick up from venues across Penzance and West Cornwall from the beginning of July. Tickets to standard events are £2.00.
Judy Astley’s books, and published books by all the contributors, are available from The Edge of the World bookshop, Market Jew St, Penzance.