The foxy folks at Vulpes Libris have reviewed a study of Alfred Wallis, atypical (NB not a typical) St Ives art scene participant.
Alison Hodge is, so far’s I’m aware, no relation to Pol Hodge presumably, whose work Scryfa/Giss On has published.
Still on artists in Cornwall, “The Cornish House“, a new novel by Liz Fenwick, features a crumbling, neglected and historic dwelling in Cornwall, Trevenen house, inherited by an artist – who hopes that the involvement and rewards and travails of life therein will help sort out some of her family’s problems of existence. This book is now in the process of being released, interestingly with signing sessions in Dubai and London. EDIT: Liz has kindly advised us of some signing dates & venues in Cornwall for her debut novel:- firstly is 31st May in Launceston for the Charles Causley Festival, then 1st June at Falmouth Booksellers and the 2nd June at Waterstones Truro, followed by …a talk at St Ives library on the 5th of June 7PM, then Penzance Literary Festival 27th July at 2PM, St Ives Festival 12th September 3PM. (I hope this house isn’t meant as a metaphor for Cornwall – a more apt simile would be an engine house built on a lan, scat down and replaced by an overcrowded, insolvent brummy-run B&B, with graffiti’d obscenities adorning the walls and a garden full of crumpled Carlsberg cans. 😉 Authors, apply here for rights to this idea.)
Lastly, a bookshop in Penzance has changed ownership. Good luck to ’em.