Following the publication of Bude’s very own self-empowering children’s book ‘Mossy Casts a Spell in Bude’, (as reported by the Post in late 2021) is has been announced that the book is up for an award.

The book was written by local author Laraine Turner, who writes under the name of Lally A Turner. It has been entered in the 2023 ‘Janey Loves…Platinum Awards’ which recognise excellence and innovation in the areas of health and well-being.

The first book in the Kids of Kernow series, ‘Magical Mossy in Boscastle’ won ‘Gold’, in the same category, back in 2021. This time, Laraine is hoping that her Bude book will win a coveted Platinum award.

Laraine said: “If your children have not read the book yet- it features Mossy, the first kid of Kernow and her self-righteous raven, Kismet. The story is set all around Bude’s iconic sea pool. In fact, a percentage of the profit from all sales of the book go to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) charity- with £75 already raised.”

In the story, Mossy and Kismet do their bit to keep the oceans free of pollution by having a pop-up POP (Prevent Ocean Pollution) shop alongside the sea pool, itself. 

However, the main story features Lucy who has just moved to Bude with her family and is feeling very scared about starting at a new school and all it may entail.  Mossy shows Lucy, using her own special brand of Kernow magic, how to change those scary thoughts and emotions into empowering ones!

Laraine added: “There are plenty of giggles and fun along the way too.

“If you deem the book worthy of an award – which would also  highlight Bude and our wonderful sea-pool- please vote by going to, click on the vote for us graphic, enter Lally A Turner’s name as the author and also add the title of the book ‘ Mossy Casts a Spell in Bude’.

“Mossy, Kismet and Lally would all be very grateful.”

All three books in the children’s series – set in Boscastle, Bude and Tintagel are available to buy locally.