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Banish end of lockdown boredom: win a set of six Cornish romantic novels

Reader Treats

Missing Cornwall and want to escape here virtually? Live here already and love reading about Cornwall? Love a good romantic read? You’re in luck.

Three Cornish authors, Amanda James from Fraddon, Liz Hurley from St Austell and Victoria Cornwall from Wadebridge have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s prestigious 2021 Romantic Novel Awards, and three further shortlisted books are set here too: Death Comes to Cornwall by Kate Johnson, Helen Pollard has written the Little Shop in Cornwall, and A Perfect Cornish Escape is by Phillipa Ashley.

We all know that Cornwall is the place to be! Settle back and enjoy a virtual visit while we are still in lockdown. The RNA’s awards are the only national literary prizes that recognise excellence in the genre of romantic fiction and to celebrate we have a bundle of all six Cornwall related books to give away to one lucky winner.

The winners of the awards will be presented by actor and presenter Larry Lamb in a digital event on Monday 8th March – and we hope Cornwall will be among the winners.

One lucky reader will win the full set which includes:

  • Death Comes to Cornwall by Kate Johnson
  • The Cornish Collection by Amanda James
  • A New Life for Ariana Byrne by Liz Hurley
  • Daniel’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall
  • Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard
  • A Perfect Cornish Escape by Phillipa Ashley

Want to read more about the writers? Head over this way to read our series of interviews.

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Save up to 63% on Muddy-curated cases of Naked Wines

Wine stocks running low for summer? We’ve got you covered. We’ve teamed up with independent winemaker champions Naked Wines to curate three cases of 12 of our favourites bottles. Nab the Mixed Case or Red Case (RRP: £140.88) for just £50, or go fancy with the Luxe Case (RRP: £202.38) for £75. Bottoms up! 

Kit out your kitchen for summer with £500 to spend at Lakeland!

If there’s one room in the house that’s worked harder than any other in lockdown it’s our kitchens, which is why we’ve teamed up with Lakeland to kit them out for summer with £500 to spend on gorgeous gizmos and gadgets.

Two lunches for four, worth £300 each, up for grabs at one of The Pigs!

To celebrate the launch of our new and improved Weekend Escapes, we’ve teamed up with Muddy favourite THE PIG to give away TWO lunches for four people at one of the THE PIG venues.

Win Wavelength Cinema Tickets at Watergate Bay

We’ve sorted your perfect Cornish socially distanced evening out! Win tickets to the Wavelength drive-in cinema on a clifftop at sunset overlooking the gorgeous Watergate Bay.

Win a bundle of books for a virtual holiday!

Pack your swimsuit and mix up a jug of Sangria. While holidays and proper travel is still off the cards, how about heading on holiday via your novel instead? We’ve a bundle of six books set in lovely locations for one lucky winner.

Win a six month subscription to Origin Coffee

Super-charge your day with a six-month subscription to Origin Coffee, plus the lucky winner will also receive a HuskeeCup to drink their coffee from.

Win a The Family Postcard photoshoot worth £325

We’ve a treat for one lucky reader – win a family photoshoot at a location of your choice in Cornwall in 2021, courtesy of The Family Postcard.

Win a The Big Beanbag Co chair worth £199

Stylish, functional, eco-friendly and hand-made in Cornwall – we have one beanbag chair from The Big Beanbag Co to giveaway to a lucky reader.

Colourful food dish The Shore Restaurant Penzance

Win a signed copy of Bruce Rennie’s Cookery Book – The Shore

Get inspired with some new dishes for lockdown cooking with Bruce Rennie’s cookery book, The Shore.


Win a year’s supply of gin (you read it right) from St Ives Liquor Co – just by telling us your favourite place to live in the county. Click the VOTE + WIN GIN button at the top of the page to enter. Bottoms up!

Win a 3 month subscription to The Little Naturalists Club

Struggling to get your children outdoors, or looking for more seasonal activities? We can help with that, with a three month subscription to The Little Naturalists Club on offer.

Win a signed copy of The Curious Bartender’s Gin Palace by Tristan Stephenson

Chronicling the history of gin, more than 60 distilleries and a host of exciting cocktails from master mixologist The Curious Bartender, we’ve one signed copy of his most recent gin book to giveaway away to one reader. Cheers!