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A Seaside Affair [Hardcover]

Fern Britton
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Book Description

24 April 2014

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, Café 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?


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (24 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007468563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007468560
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.6 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Fern began her career as a television presenter in 1980 after completing a stage management course at the Central School of Drama. In 1985 Fern became the presenter of the popular Coast to Coast, which lead to presenting roles on prime time television shows, the most iconic of which was on ITV's flagship show This Morning. Fern's warmth, humour, empathy and compassion have made her incredibly popular and she has become a much sought after presenter. In 2008 Fern released her autobiography Fern: My Story, which was a huge bestseller. Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular those working with and for women, children and childbirth. She lives with her husband Phil Vickery, the well respected chef, and her four children in Buckinghamshire.

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Praise for New Beginnings

‘Complicated friendships and tales of a chaotic love life make this a must-read.’ Woman

‘A light-hearted, fun read that perfectly captures the sights and smells of village life.’ Heat

‘Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page’ Good Housekeeping

About the Author

Fern began her career as a television presenter in 1980 after completing a stage management course at the Central School of Drama. In 1985 Fern became the presenter of the popular Coast to Coast, which lead to presenting roles on prime time television shows, the most iconic of which was on ITV's flagship show This Morning. Fern's warmth, humour, empathy and compassion have made her incredibly popular and she has become a much sought after presenter. In 2008 Fern released her autobiography Fern: My Story, which was a huge bestseller. Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular those working with and for women, children and childbirth. She lives with her husband Phil Vickery, the well respected chef, and her four children in Buckinghamshire.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beach read! 27 May 2014
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This is the second of Fern Britton's novels centred around the Cornish seaside town of Trevay. It features many of the characters we met in Hidden Treasure and also some fantastically colourful new "showbiz" characters and also some familiar names! The main plot is to save the historic Trevay Pavillion Theatre from being turned into a commercial coffee house but I found the sub-plot featuring the tangled-web of the relationships between the showbiz characters far more interesting. This is an easy to read novel which requires no thought to the plot whatsoever and is an ideal beach read! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed 26 May 2014
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Having read previous Fern Britton books I was looking forward to her new book. I was very disappointed. The story was very boring I couldn't finish it. It was unrealistic for a small Cornish Town, too many star names dropped! Would not recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of my favourites. 24 May 2014
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I found this story hard to get into with so many characters being introduced. Who belonged to whom? I really had to concentrate. I was also not so keen on the name dropping of so many famous people. I had not come across the characters who had been in previous books, having not read the books! Sorry, not one of my favourite reads.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was a bit wary at first with this book ... 8 July 2014
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I was a bit wary at first with this book as I have never read anything by Fern before but I have to say, I was most pleasantly surprised. She has written this book to keep you gripped dipping in and out of various characters lives and how they become intertwined along the way. Found it very difficult to put down once I started. Will now go and read more of her books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous 5 July 2014
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Loved every character and put me in a a good place for holidays! Every character is so entertaining and relatable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 July 2014
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brilliant so engrossing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read. 29 Jun 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and kept you guessing and second guessing all the way through. You could really feel for the characters. Would definitely recommend it as a summer holiday read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable book 22 Jun 2014
By Kim M
Format:Kindle Edition
After a shaky first novel, Fern's writing got better and better and I have loved all her subsequent books, including A Seaside Affair.
The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is two of the main characters acted in a way I found unbelievable in one incident after Fern had built them up to be good and I didn't really approve of who ended up with who. Again Fern's writing suggested things would turn out otherwise but seemed to change direction for no good reason.
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