Penguins 2017 reading list

Penguins 2017 reading list

From gripping psychological thrillers to exciting debuts and new novels by literary greats, Penguin Books share their top titles to read in 2017.

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This entry was posted in Arts and creative, Top 10, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on February 24, 2017


Sean Conway – guest blog

Sean Conway – guest blog

After selling his business for £1, Sean Conway vowed to fill his life with experiences rather than things. Read about “Britain’s most inspiring maniac”.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Guest blog, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , , on February 2, 2017


Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Actor Stephen Mangan talks early holiday memories in Ireland, recent experiences in Cornwall and the finer points of learning to surf with the “legs of John Cleese”.

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Mark Kermode’s films – guest blog

Mark Kermode’s films – guest blog

The Observer’s chief film critic, Mark Kermode, celebrates the films in which Cornish scenery has starred. See his top ten list of films set in Cornwall.

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Chris Difford’s mix tape – guest blog

Chris Difford’s mix tape – guest blog

A founding member of Squeeze, musician and lyricist Chris Difford recalls some musical moments in Cornwall. Find out his top tracks for Watergate Bay.

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This entry was posted in Guest blog, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , , , on January 23, 2017


John Simm – guest blog

John Simm – guest blog

Life on Mars actor John Simm plays hard to get – and then falls in love. This is his Watergate Bay, written for our WGB Magazine.

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This entry was posted in Guest blog, WGB Magazine and tagged , on October 15, 2016


Penguin’s 2016 reading list

Penguin’s 2016 reading list

Discover your next great read. From a riveting biography to a long-awaited memoir, our reading list for 2016 – put together with help from our friends at Penguin – has it all.

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This entry was posted in WGB Magazine and tagged , , on March 3, 2016


WGB Magazine: The fifth taste – a guide to Cornish seaweed

WGB Magazine: The fifth taste – a guide to Cornish seaweed

Wild seaweed has been harvested along the coastline of the British Isles for centuries, but only now are its health and culinary benefits truly being appreciated. The second installment from our new-look WGB Magazine, written by Kate O’Brien.

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This entry was posted in Food and drink, WGB Magazine and tagged , on February 9, 2016


WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

The air temperature is six degrees Celsius, the water is nine, and the surf is firing. Simple maths suggests you’re better off joining them in the water than standing on the shore watching. So who’s really mad? And what, ultimately, drives cold-water surfers to take the plunge?

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on February 2, 2016


Henry Swanzy furniture

Henry Swanzy furniture

In a world of globally out-sourced, production-line manufacture, Henry Swanzy’s handcrafted furniture (seen in the hotel’s lobby) does something a little bit different. We meet the maker and the thinking behind his pieces.

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This entry was posted in Arts and creative, Explore Cornwall, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on August 10, 2015