The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Cornwall Edition

Category: literature


20 Mar 2017
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Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her March picks. That precarious tower of tomes on your bedside table is about to get even taller…. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – literary musings in the comment box below please!

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1 Mar 2017

If you’re in a state of costume panic today, I feel your pain, believe me but World Book Day is an amazing celebration of children’s literature and reading for pleasure and I’m 100% on board.

At Muddy Cornwall, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight some local Cornish authors and stories, with recommendations from Liz Hurley of Hurley Books in Mevagissey.

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NEW! Muddy Book Club: February’s Best Reads

21 Feb 2017

Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of her postman and his lumbago?). So who better to do a monthly round-up of her favourite new releases?

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10 brilliant picture books for the under fives

6 Dec 2016

If you’ve got grannies and aunties and all sorts asking for gift ideas for small people – or if you’re racking your brains for neat books to buy for nieces, nephews, godchildren, whoever – then you can stop worrying. The darling Rachael from independent bookstore The Edge of The World Bookshop in Penzance has put together the perfect list to help.

Here’s Rachael’s pick of the best new picture books for under 5s…

Charlie and Lola One Thing, Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola’s new number book takes you from one to a billion.

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Hurrah for gin (the muddy motto!)

14 Oct 2016

Well yes, as well as being the muddy motto, and the mantra of most of the reprobate parents I consider my besties, Katie Kirby’s Hurrah for Gin is a parenting blog worth its weight in, well gin. I shy away from mummy blogs generally: I’m far from ‘Capable Louise with her 50 clean and neat, neat and clean children’ and don’t need reminding I’m not up to scratch, but Katie has written a parent handbook that can drink others under the table.

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Why it’s totally OK to be *lazy*

7 Oct 2016

Laurence Shorter is an author, leadership coach and stand-up comedian and his latest book, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life (Orion Books, £14.99) is a charming and lighthearted look at a serious problem. We are all on the hamster wheel and it seems to be getting faster, so how do we stop? Is it really possible to achieve more by doing less, and be happier for it? Muddy Berkshire ed Sarah pummelled laziness expert Laurence for the answers when she caught up with him recently.

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5 summer festivals you won’t want to miss

5 Jul 2016

I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover, but from the comfort of my sofa these days – I’ve had my fair share of wet wipe washes ta all the same. This year, I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities at the Muddy HQ campsite are way better. But whether you’re a *cough* lightweight glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide to the best festivals due to crank-it-up in Cornwall over the next few months.

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What’s on guide 12 – 18 May

11 May 2016

Chat and Eat at the Waymarker, Constantine Thurs 12 May

Chat and eat nights, run by Taor at Potluck Cornwall are what they say on the tin – have a chat, and eat. Hands up if you’re qualified? Yes me too. Each session is hosted somewhere different and has a guest speaker – and this week its Muddy favourite Neil Adams of Bordh Tables (we met Neil a few weeks back – lovely guy) and The Waymarker – nominated for a Muddy Stilettos Award no less!

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