Love Saltash August 2018

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Local author Annalisa Crawford

Hidden Gem on the Saltash Waterfront

Just Be’s book club has been running for over SALTASH WATERFRONT 01752 214356 two years, built from Tina and Peter’s own love of reading. Sat around the window seats of this ancient inn, it’s easy to imagine other people’s stories - what lives might be written about, who also sat here. On a balmy evening at the end of June, seven ladies, from all different backgrounds were discussing one such book with local author, Annalisa Crawford, “Our Beautiful Child”. The conversation was rich and uninhibited. “I got the book delivered and dived straight in.” “Lots of internal stuff goes on in my stories.” “I sometimes read the end before the beginning.” “My books are all middle.” “I like depressing books.” “I didn’t find the plot believable.” “I never thought it was meant to be real – “ “I don’t like giving endings.” “I had a chilled feeling.” “There is a ghost here, apparently, when it was the Passage House. “ “Three women, three stories, one pub – was it this one?” “I’ve never seen it, this ghost, – but I am scared of the dark.” “So is he real or a figment?” Pop in or contact us for details



“Most people die of old age in hospital.” “Perhaps they come back because no one listened to them when they were alive?” “I use a kindle – I can have up to 200 books at any time. I love to lose myself in a book.” “I prefer real books to kindle – I love the smell of them.” “It’s mould you know.” “The book club gets me reading stuff I wouldn’t normally.” “I’ve just moved to the area…. Met some lovely people.” “Its such a big place – the mind – what goes on in there is more fascinating than the outside.” “I’d never be a journalist, I like making things up too much.” “It takes a lot of determination and persistence to be accepted by a publisher – it must be a great sense of achievement.” You can discover more about Annalisa’s vast imagination and her excellent stories on her website, The book club meets at Just Be once a month, discussing a title suggested by a member each month – the key point of the Book Club is to read the books, have a drink, and enjoy the company of like minded souls. Call Just Be to find out more.