Happy Publication Day!

Launch party to celebrate our latest release, Fulmar, by the brilliant Robin Falvey!  Readings, stories, book signing, bubbly and cake! The limited edition paperback can now be purchased from our bookshop, Amazon, Waterstones or your local independent. Also available for Kindle.

Praise for Fulmar

‘A wonderfully gritty and gripping debut.’ Tim Hannigan, author of The Granite Kingdom

‘Heart-pounding and poignant.’ Caroline Ambrose, The Bath Novel Awards

‘This elemental story of a boy and the sea wakes up our own dreams and inspires us to follow them.’ Lucy Van Smit, author of The Hurting

‘An utterly unforgettable story: you’ll be rooting for Jacob at every turn.’ Maggie Harcourt, author of The Pieces of Ourselves

‘A nuanced and affecting story that will stay with me for a long time.’ Catherine Barter, author of We Played with Fire




#July 2023

Summer is here!


Author Talks, Book Signings and Festivals

Waterstones – Truro

Saturday 22nd July – 2 pm

Scott Jones : Jack and the Time Machine

Scott Jones will be appearing at Cornwall’s only branch of Waterstones in Truro meeting fans of Jack and the Time Machine and signing copies of his wonderful children’s book, which will also be available to purchase on the day!

Please come along and show your support.

Lady Daphne

(Charlestown Harbour)


Inaugural Literary Weekend

Sunday 30th July

Open Books on the Barge: Hermitage Press 

An opportunity to meet some of our authors, purchase books at a discounted rate and soak up the atmosphere aboard this historic sailing vessel!

This is taking place on Sunday 30th July between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

Free entry but donations towards Lady Daphne’s upkeep would be warmly welcomed!



And don’t forget!

All purchases from our online bookshop come with free postage, (2nd class parcel), so go ahead & get yourself a copy of one of our beautiful books.

Murmurations and Jack and the Time Machine are also now available to purchase for Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited) and paperback versions come with free, next day delivery for Amazon Prime members. 

Thanks for your continued support!

As always,

Wonderful new review of Clare Dwyer’s ‘Murmurations’.

… and did you know that both ‘Murmurations’ and ‘Jack and the Time Machine’ are now listed on Amazon as special items, which means they are eligible for free p and p and next day delivery for all those with Prime memberships?


The brilliant new children’s novel by Scott Jones

‘Jack and the Time Machine’

is now available on Kindle and Kobo e-readers!

Customer reviews:

“I loved the interaction between, not only Jack and Herbert, but Herbert and Jean – Jack’s grandma. This really is a story that so many families can relate to. Love pours through each chapter and the heartwarming ending is just magical.”

“An absolutely wonderful, light-hearted story full of fun and adventure.
If only we could all have a Time Machine!”

“This book has it all; adventure, humour, families and lots of excitement. We were gripped and didn’t want to stop reading. We’ve had lots of late nights as a result, but it was worth it! Herbie and Jack have a really special relationship and the book taught my son to work hard to fulfil his dreams.”

Kindle: (Kindle Unlimited or £6.99)

Kobo: (Kobo Plus or £6.99)

Happy Spring Bank Holiday!

To celebrate, we have some wonderful news to share …

All purchases from our online store now come with free postage, (2nd class parcel to anywhere in the UK). That’s right, absolutely no shipping to pay, even on multiple orders, so there really is no better time to grab yourself a copy of one of our beautiful books.

Simply click here to start shopping.

And, now … drum roll, please!

We are thrilled to announce we are collaborating with Cornwall A.O.N.B. to publish a short story collection, ’12 Stories for 12 Sections’.

Cornwall AONB is unique in that it is a single designation made up of 12 separate sections. This project commissioned writers based in Cornwall to create short stories situated in the protected landscape. Each writer was guided through their assigned section and given creative freedom to let their imagination weave a narrative, capturing the essence of the distinctive, beautiful sections and showcasing the cultural heritage of the protected landscape to inspire, connect and engage with audiences from Cornwall, and beyond.

The collection will feature new and established authors, including:

Gareth Rees

Jane Pugh

Polly Roberts

Annamaria Murphy

Emma Timpany

Clare Howdle


Cathy Rentzenbrink

Philip Marsden

Wyl Menmuir

Edward Rowe

Luke Thompson

And throughout, the stories will be illustrated by the hugely talented James Innerdale.

’12 Stories for 12 Sections’ is not due to be released until Easter 2024, but we are already very excited!

Best wishes,

Hermitage Press Team


Clare Dwyer’s wonderful collection of poems, ‘Murmurations’, is now available on Kindle and Kobo e-readers!

Customer reviews:

“A delightful collection …”

“Beautiful, inspirational poems of the natural world and all that matters in, on and beyond it …”

“Eloquent, elegant and illuminating …”

Kindle: (Kindle Unlimited or £6.99)

Kobo: (Kobo Plus or £6.99)



Radio Cornwall Interview: SCOTT JONES

An in-depth interview between Scott Jones and Radio Cornwall’s Tiffany Truscott is now on BBC Sounds: ‘Jack and the Time Machine’ can be purchased via our online shop.   Well done, Scott!  


We are thrilled to announce another author and title we will be publishing this year. Read on to learn more about Robin Falvey and his wonderful novel, Fulmar. “I was living in an old Post Office van, trundling the Cornish lanes, stopping here and there, never for long, always leaving early. One day, I’d been surfing at Porthtowan and afterwards was sitting, eating my chips when, suddenly, a bunch of young people poured out of Porthtowan Surf Lifesaving Club. I was reminded of Dawlish Warren Lifesaving Club back in Devon, where I had been club captain. I began writing, and, Fulmar, is the result. My protagonist, Jacob Penhallow, is a messed up fifteen-year-old looking for connection and belonging but finding it in the wrong places. It’s a story about how a young person can grow and change, and heal from trauma, and about the role a community can play in that recovery. It’s such a personal book, written with optimism from the back of a van in laybys, and woven through with my love of the sea. As someone said – I don’t know who – ‘It’s in the personal that we find the universal’; I think this is what shines through in this book and makes it very relatable and accessible. A Devonian by birth, I’ve been living in Cornwall since 2009. I’d recently returned to the UK from a stint in New Zealand and the South Pacific, where I’d been working as a deckhand on the tall ship Soren Larsen and came to Penryn to take a Master’s degree in journalism at Falmouth University. Cornwall is culturally quite distinctive, but in some ways, doesn’t feel so very different from the Devon fishing town of Brixham, where I was born and raised during the 1970s and ‘80s. Back then, we visited Cornwall regularly because we had aunts, uncles, and cousins living down here. They were always lovely with us kids, and I have very happy memories of those times. Fulmar  was runner-up in the prestigious Bath Novel Award in 2015 but narrowly missed out on finding a publisher at the time. I’d more or less given up on finding a home for my book when a friend told me about Hermitage Press. I thought, why not give it a shot? I reworked it, submitted it, and here we are. I’m so pleased my debut novel is to be published here in Cornwall and that people will finally have the chance to read it. If you’re looking for a book that’s gritty, funny, hopeful, and full of heart, Fulmar is for you.” Robin Falvey, March 2023. IN THE NEWS! Clare Dwyer is featured in today’s edition of The Herald, when she talks about what inspired her brilliant new collection, ‘Murmurations’.

Happy Publication Day!

Another successful launch party, this time for our children’s author, Scott Jones, and his brilliant new novel, ‘Jack and the Time Machine’.

Thanks to everyone who attended, including the children and families of Camborne!

Pick up your signed, (limited-run) first edition paperback copy via our online shop, Amazon, Waterstones or your local bookshop. Hurry, while stocks last!