Rosamunde Pilcher the famous writer was born in 1924 in this area of Cornwall
After marrying she moved away to Scotland but went on to become a writer
Many of her stories are set in the rough landscape of her childhood home
She wrote many books but is probably best known for her novel titled ' The Shell Seekers'
Her books have been televised in Germany and filming has taken place in locations close to Dougal's Cottage Pendeen
Both 'The Shell Seekers' and 'Coming Home' were filmed in and around ,Lamorna Cove , St Michael's Mount and Lelant all are within easy reach of the cottage