British novelist and Sunday Times bestselling author, Patrick Gale, is set to launch his latest
Book, Mother’s Boy, in a three-day event hosted by The Charles Causley Trust, based in Launceston.
Mother’s Boy, which will be released on Friday, 4th March, explores the lives of two
principal characters — Laura and Charles. Based on the known facts of the boyhood and
youth of Launceston poet Charles Causley and the life of his mother Laura, this emotionally rich novel is set to be the catalyst for finally giving Causley, one of Cornwall’s most famous poets, the limelight he never received.
Born on the Isle of Wight, Patrick has lived in Cornwall since 1987 with many of his works
reflecting his affection for the county. Not only a novelist, Patrick is also incredibly involved
with literature in Cornwall and Devon; The Charles Causley Trust is proud to be able call him
one of their patrons. In addition to this, he is the artistic director of the North Cornwall Book
Festival, a patron of Penzance LitFest and a director of Endelienta.
To celebrate the publication of Patrick’s novel, The Charles Causley Trust are hosting a three-
day Mother’s Boy event from 4th-6th March with the author himself. The event will
boast a whole array of events with Patrick and Mother’s Boy at the centre.
There will be a workshop for local students, book talks, the launch of the Causley Young
Person’s Poetry competition, book signings, a charity gala ‘in conversation with Patrick
Gale,’ and even an evening event at the Eagle House Hotel, with Patrick Gale, guest folksinger
Jim Causley and documentarian and filmmaker, Jane Darke.
For an in-depth weekend itinerary and more information about how to book tickets, see the Trust’s What’s On page. To pre-order Patrick’s book, see Bookshop.org.
*Image of Patrick Gale: Jillian Edelstein.