The Postcard

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007562992

Category:

Page: 416

View: 7996

The new witty and warm novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . . Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything. Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Now she's here to search for everything missing in her life. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all.

Coming Home

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007563029

Category: FICTION

Page: 416

View: 6386

From Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton comes an epic tale. Three generations of women, their lives, their loves and their longing to come home to Cornwall.'A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Fanny Blake, Woman & HomeThree women.A lifetime of secrets.The only place to be is home.Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life, but she also opens a treasure trove of secrets.Twenty years ago Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left their children with her mother Adela...and a part of her with them. She's spent the years since hiding from her past, hiding from herself.Now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed back with open hearts?They say home is where the heart is. It's time to come home...Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Hidden Treasures

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007419414

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5244

The best-selling novel by Fern Britton author of The Holiday Home and The Seaside Affair. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Celia Imrie.

A Seaside Affair

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007468577

Category:

Page: 448

View: 5159

The new wonderfully warm and witty novel from Fern Britton, the much-loved TV personality. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Trisha Ashley. When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much-loved theatre is about to be taken over by coffee chain, Cafe au Lait, they are up in arms. It is up to Penny Leighton, hotshot producer and now happily married Cornish resident, to come up with a rescue plan. Armed with only her mobile phone and her contacts book, she starts to pull in some serious favours. The town is soon deluged by actors, all keen to show their support and take part in a charity season at the theatre. One of the arrivals is Jess Tate, girlfriend to TV heartthrob Ryan Hearst. His career is on the rise while hers remains resolutely in the doldrums. But when opportunity comes calling, it isn't just her career prospects that are about to change. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life -- but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

A Cornish Christmas

A cosy Christmas romance to curl up with by the fire

Author: Lily Graham

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810743

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 8133


A Good Catch

A Perfect Summer Escape Full of Secrets...

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007562961

Category:

Page: 432

View: 4388


The Holiday Home

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007468555

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 765

The latest wonderfully witty novel from Britain’s favourite TV presenter, Fern Britton.

Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van

Escape into a heartwarming, feelgood summer read

Author: Ali McNamara

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751566225

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6750

Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there's magic in the air... When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall - some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs. But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it's a sign: she'll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were meant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness.

Fern

My Story

Author: Fern Britton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 5230

The much-loved TV star Fern Britten tells her story for the first time in her Sunday Times bestselling memoir. For years now, Fern Britton has been widely loved as the presenter ofReady Steady Cook, and, more recently, co-presenter of This Morning with Philip Schofield. Never one to shy away from a good laugh or cry on national TV, she has none-the-less never talked about herself to the public, preferring to keep her private life private. Her warmth and humour, empathy and compassion, have made her feel like a best friend to millions on a daily basis, but no one knows the woman behind the sparkling smile. Now, for the first time, she is going to tell her story. And it is one that will strike a chord with women everywhere. Life as a child was not always easy, and she faced private and public challenges with her personal life, appearance and her career as she climbed the ladder to fame. Now a full-time working mum, with a very happy marriage to her second husband Phil Vickery, she is at the top of her game, and ready to tell it like it is. So put your feet up and get ready for a great read with Fern Britten. Fern Britten grew up in Buckinghamshire, and started her career on Westward Television, before moving to GMTV and Ready Steady Cook. She later co-presented This Morning with Philip Schofield, and has become a much sought after presenter for shows including Have I Got News For You, Soap Star Superstar and Celebrity Mr and Mrs. She recently wowed audiences with her performance on Strictly Come Dancing. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Phil Vickery and their four children.

A Very Big House in the Country

Author: Claire Sandy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447276248

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 876

'Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.' For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest ... Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

Christmas in Cornwall

A Novel

Author: Marcia Willett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250023572

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9045

"We're all pilgrims,' he said thoughtfully. "One way or another, aren't we? Always searching for something." Twelfth night - time to put away the Christmas angel. A new year dawns, and everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is some better luck in her romantic life. Complementing Dossie's rather unconventional family set-up is the wonderfully eccentric Janna: a warm-hearted, generous woman who looks after the quirky nuns of the local convent – and little Jakey. With humour, kindness and the support of friendship, they form a tight bond. But the Sisters' life as they know it is thrown into doubt when an avaricious property developer starts prowling around their beautiful, historic home. Will this close-knit unit who so depend on each other still be together next Christmas? And what will they have learnt about the true meaning of family, and about having somewhere you really belong? Find out in Marcia Willett's touching and timeless holiday tale, Christmas in Cornwall.

The Swordfish and the Star

Life on Cornwall's most treacherous stretch of coast

Author: Gavin Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147352170X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3730

The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. In The Swordfish and the Star Gavin Knight takes us into this huddle of grey roofs at the edge of the sea at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He catches the stories of a whole community, but especially those still working this last frontier: the Cornish fishermen. These are the dreamers and fighters who every day prepare for battle with the vast grey Atlantic. Cornwall and its seas are brought to life, mixing drinking and drugs and sea spray, moonlit beaches and shattering storms, myth and urban myth. The result is an arresting tapestry of a place we thought we knew; the precarious reality of life in Cornwall today emerges from behind our idyllic holiday snaps and picture postcards. Even the quaint fishermen’s pubs on the quay at Newlyn, including the Swordfish and its neighbour the Star, turn out to be places where squalls can blow up, and down again, in an instant. Based on immersive research and rich with the voices of a cast of remarkable characters, this is an eye-opening, dramatic, poignant account of life on Britain’s most dangerous stretch of coast. Praise for Hood Rat 'A gripping novelistic immersion' Louis Theroux 'A must-read' Owen Jones 'Britain's Gomorrah' Independent

Postcards from the Past

Author: Marcia Willett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250046335

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7241

Siblings Billa and Ed, who share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall, find their comfortable existence shattered by the arrival of threatening postcards from a past enemy who has resurfaced, stirring up old and painful memories.

The Summer Escape

An uplifting romantic summer read

Author: Lily Graham

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1910751855

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2585

It’s always summer on the island of Crete. After losing her fiancé, Ria’s life has been at a standstill. So nobody is more surprised than her when she makes the snap decision to run away to the Greek island of Crete, armed only with her passport. It turns out to be a brilliant idea. She soon starts working for eccentric novelist Caroline, and meets handsome vineyard owner Tom. And who couldn’t be charmed by the picture perfect island of Crete, complete with sea-front tavernas and sun-drenched olive groves? But soon there is trouble in paradise. As Ria gets to know Tom better, she unwittingly uncovers a tangled web of secrets, and a truth that someone will do anything to keep hidden. What’s more Ria carries her own secret, her own sadness about her past love, and as she and Tom grow closer will this stop her from grabbing her own chance at happiness with both hands? Sometimes running away is how you find yourself … A wonderful romantic read, perfect for fans of Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond, about having the courage to follow your heart and fall in love again. What readers are saying about The Summer Escape: 'Beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the Love of Books ‘Where do I begin - a heartwarming summer read. I was pulled into the story from the heartbreaking beginning to the happily ever after ending.’ One Book at a Time ‘The Summer Escape’ is a book about love, dreams, second chances, but more importantly; truth. It is such an unpredictable read which will have you captivated by the end of the first chapter.' The Writing Garnet 'Five out of five stars. A really enjoyable read, this book had it all for me ...loveable, warm believable characters, a great plot and the Greek ambience was perfect for my rainy Sunday escape!' Shellyback Books ‘A wonderful, moving and soul-searching story that almost had me booking a holiday to Crete.’ Nadine Matheson

The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Author: Emma Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446407772

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 1242

Emma Kennedy's hilarious memoir of wet and windy family trips, NOW ADAPTED FOR THE MAJOR BBC ONE SERIES THE KENNEDYS. For the 70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves. For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went. Whether it was being swept away by a force ten gale on the Welsh coast or suffering copious amounts of food poisoning on a brave trip to the south of France, family holidays always left them battered and bruised. But they never gave up. Emma's memoir, The Tent, The Bucket and Me, is a painfully funny reminder of just what it was like to spend your summer holidays cold, damp but with sand between your toes.

Forever at Conwenna Cove

Author: Darcie Boleyn

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630505

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5682

'If you have never read a book by Darcie Boleyn you are definitely missing out. ' Rae Reads Following heartbreak, Zoe Russell found a haven in Conwenna Cove. As the owner of the village diner and a volunteer for the local greyhound sanctuary, she’s happy with her peaceful life. Local surfer Nate Bryson plans to leave Conwenna and see the world. He wants to shake off his reputation as a ladies man and start again somewhere new. Before departing, Nate decides to raise funds for the dog rescue home as a way of giving back to the community. When Nate approaches Zoe to help with the charity event she sees there’s more to him than meets the eye. Nate can’t believe he’s failed to notice the kind and beautiful woman right before him. But can two such different people ever be together, especially if one of them is determined to leave? Perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Phillipa Ashley and Sarah Bennett. Praise for Darcie Boleyn 'I just LOVE Darcie Boleyn's books' Katherine's Book Universe 'Darcie never fails to deliver!' Consumer Reviewer 'Darcie has this way of making you fall in love with Conwenna Cove and the residents that live there.' Dash Fan 'Darcie Boleyn writes the most heart warming and comforting stories that completely wrap you up in the characters lives.’ Rae Reads ‘Darcie Boleyn is now one of my go to authors, one I know will never disappoint me and that I can pick up one of her books and be transported immediately to another world.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree

Malkin Moonlight

Author: Emma Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408870851

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8781

The winner of the National Literacy Trust's inaugural New Children's Author Prize 2015! Malkin Moonlight is an animal adventure story destined to become a classic alongside the likes of The Aristocats, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and Varjak Paw. Every journey begins with one paw step ... Malkin is a small black cat with a magnificent tail, and he's destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. On his third life, Wild Malkin falls in love with Roux, a Domestic cat who likes the comforts of home. Together they explore the night and have adventures. And when Roux's owners decide to move away, she chooses to become a Wild too and live with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats ? at war. Can Malkin realise his destiny and find a way to bring peace to the land? An extraordinary adventure awaits ...