Here are some links to websites reflecting Patrick’s passions and interests.


The dangerously addictive second-hand rival to Amazon.


A useful source of online book texts.

Charles Causley Trust

Patrick is a patron of the Charles Causley Trust, the Launceston based charity devoted both to the memory of Cornwall's "other" great poet and to fostering a love and understanding of poetry in the community. The annual Charles Causley Children's and Young People's Poetry Awards are presented at the North Cornwall Book Festival.


Set up to foster the arts and spirituality in North Cornwall, where Patrick used to live and set a couple of his books, Endelienta is offers a year round programme of arts activities, including the two St Endellion music festivals, the North Cornwall Book Festival and a host of study days and concerts. It can also rent you buildings to run courses or arts activities of your own or simply as the base for a bargain holiday on the North Cornwall coast.

Falmouth University Archive

Patrick has been working as a writer since 1984, which has resulted in a considerable hoard of papers and manuscripts. You can view these by making an appointment with Falmouth University's Archives and Special Collections department, either through the website or by e mailing

Finely Strung

The website of Hampshire-based consultant neurologist-turned-luthier, Christopher Martyn, complete with photographs of the seriously beautiful baroque "Richard and Judy" cello he built Patrick!

North Cornwall Book Festival

Patrick takes enormous pleasure in chairing this October festival at St Endellion as one of Endelienta's activities. An excuse to bring together old writing friends and new and share the joy of books in a stunning setting.

Penzance LitFest

Patrick is the proud patron of this lively festival in his equally lively home town. You can do the Notes From An Exhibition walk between talks and readings...

Penzance Orchestral Society

Patrick is secretary of one of the country's oldest orchestral societies, which gives a concert every spring and autumn.

St Endellion Music Festivals

Part of the reason Patrick was so drawn to live in Cornwall, these glorious feasts of classical music in one of John Betjeman's favourite churches, turn a tiny Cornish seaside parish into a cultural hotspot every Easter and Summer. A particular highlight are the Summer festival's semi-staged operas which provide a total immersion experience for the audience.

The Q Fund

Set up as a memorial to the great son of Cornwall, Arthur Quiller-Couch, the Q Fund offers modest grants to any writers planning a book, or merely some research about any aspect of Cornwall or Cornish life.

Trevescan Studio

This is the website for June Hicks, an eminent artist - producer of the beautiful etchings which have graced the end material for some of Patrick's novels. She just happens also to be his mum-in-law.

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