Torquay penguins inspire novel

Living Coasts, in Torquay, famous for its penguins, has helped inspire a novelist to write a book featuring penguins – published by Penguin.

The novel, by Exmoor-based writer Hazel Prior, is called Away With The Penguins . Living Coasts' Senior Keeper, Jason Keller, helped Hazel with her research into hand-rearing baby penguins.

Away With The Penguins has been described as a...

Poet celebrates publication of new book

Richard Thomas, a local poet, has just had his second poetry book published.

Since learning he was going to become a father in 2012, Plymouth poet Richard Thomas has been wanting to write about his experience, and several years later his poems have

appeared in a brand new book.

Zygote Poems, the title of the collection, was coined when Richard was writing his...