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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures [Kindle Edition]

Fern Britton
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Praise for New Beginnings

’little corker of a book!’ Heat

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

‘hugely entertaining novel’ The Ticket

‘A rollicking good read!’ Best

Praise for Fern: My Story

'Compelling and utterly candid' Daily Mail

'Fern is a survivor' Good Housekeeping

'A must-read! the mother of daytime TV opens up' Heat

'I defy anyone to read this and ultimately not to feel buoyed with optimism in this hugely readable autobiography we are reminded of just why we love her' Sunday Express

‘A page-turner’ Woman Magazine

‘Every bit as warm and sharp as her debut’ The Mirror

‘A fun, life affirming tale’ Good Housekeeping Magazine

‘Charming, quirky and entertaining’ Closer

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Fern’s warmth, insight and humour combine to deliver a hugely enjoyable novel that will speak to women everywhere.

Helen Merrifield has said goodbye to her philandering husband and her swish West London house, to live in an idyllic country cottage in the heart of a postcard-perfect village in Cornwall.

Putting the past behind her, Helen throws herself into country life and soon makes a new set of eccentric friends. To her surprise, Helen finds herself the love-interest of two very different men: the kind, gentle, desperate-for-love-and-sex Simon and the darkly enigmatic local historian Piran.

Whilst Helen is getting to grips with her new life, her oldest and dearest friend, Penny, a hot-shot TV Producer, has decided that the village is the perfect setting for her new TV series. When the cast and crew descend, two worlds collide, and Helen is thrown headlong into 5am wake-up calls and temperamental celebrities.

In the midst of all this, Helen stumbles across a forgotten old tin chest full of Edwardian treasures. Who do they belong to? Will the unpleasant historian Piran help her to find out or will Simon have the key?

And, as Helen finds herself the focus of Simon and Piran’s attentions, it looks like her ex-husband is planning to put in an unscheduled appearance. Will Helen embrace the future, or is it too difficult to let go of the past?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 532 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007362722
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (29 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006I1CDL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 2 April 2014
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Fun and easy read sometimes it's good to read a non thinking book as I call them a little book of joy in this troubled world
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Treasures, a really enjoyable read 25 Jun 2012
I really enjoyed reading Hidden Treasures by Fern Britton. The setting is Cornwall and Fern transports you there. The characters soon become friends as you read and you long to find out what happens to them. It made me laugh and totally absorbed me. A real page turner for me. I had a couple of very late nights because I just couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read New Beginnings and hope Fern is already writing her next novel.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believable characters and a wonderful story 13 May 2012
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What a great book, infact so good I read it in two nights. I love my kindle and am tend to read
new books straight away. I took this with me on a trip and stayed up half the night to finish it.
It was a great 'will they - wont they' story with easy to like characters the whole thing flowed
effortlessly. Cant wait to read other books by Fern Britton.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. 2 May 2012
By mommyj
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I read Fern's first book and looked forward to her second one and I'm not disappointed. It's very easy to get into with believable characters and storyline and I'm now looking forward to her next book. Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second time Lucky!! 11 Jun 2012
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I read Fern Britton's New Beginnings last year but I put it down just after half way through as I was finding it a real challenge to carry on as it wasn't gripping my attention. I decided to give Fern another try and so decided to read Hidden Treasures.

With her children now off hand it is time for Helen to leave her cheating husband and make a new life for herself. Helen is making her new life in a quaint Cornish village of Pendruggan. Before long Helen is making a new set of quirky friends and has also caught the attention of more than one man's eye!

Thing is romance is not on the top of Helens list as she wants the chance to be free and independent. Helens best friend from London Penny, is soon heading to Penduggan to start shooting a new T.V series which also brings the help of Helen's ex, who is intent on getting Helen back but will Helen open her heart to any of these men she has caught the attention of?

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book I am glad I gave Fern Britton another try. The book gets off to a great cosy start and introduces us to some typical quirky country folk who were a joy to read. I really loved Simple Tony and I wish he had featured more in this book but maybe in this case less was more.

If you are looking for romance this is a great read for you with a love triangle turning into a steamy love square! The author really kept us guessing when it came to who Helen would end up with, if anyone, but the big shock for me was a relationship which formed between Helen's best friend Penny and a certain someone!

I really enjoyed this book and found it very hard to put down.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable read 30 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this latest offering from Fern. It is set in Cornwall which is one of my favourite places and I could imagine the quirky characters as I have met most of them on summer holidays spent there! I loved the character Tony and if I owned a cottage like the main character Helen, then I would want Tony to come and work in my garden! The love triangle was amusing and I was rooting for Helen to make the right choice. If you are going on holiday this summer then this would be a good book to take with you. Looking forward to the next book by Fern.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, childish, pointless book 18 May 2014
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This is the first, and last, book of Fern Britton's I've read. Honestly, a child could have done better. I persevered with it, in the hope it would get better but the inane chatter of a one dimensional character was unrelenting. It was clichéd (all Cornishmen are surfers?) and badly written. She seems to specialise in sentences, and as for the dialogue between characters, it was quite painful to read at times. Her main descriptive talents seemed to have been reserved for items (Jo Malone candles and designer bags) with very little thought given to the characters.

Its not often I feel strongly enough to leave a review about a book but if you like well thought out characters and original story lines, well any story lines really, please don't waste your time on this. Safe to say I won't be purchasing any more of her books.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Treasures- Fern Britton 4 May 2012
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Really Enjoyed reading this book from Fern I could not put the book down. You could imagine everything on how people and the area looked. My only regret is I have finished reading the book and I have not got another book of ferns to read. Cant wait for her next book if there is one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy but Good Read
Bit cheesy in places but is a chick flick in a book. I found it easy to read and ended up reading with one hand while feeding my two week old son in the other arm. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Girltaristhan
3.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Tresures
realy enjoyed this book very funny in parts and loved reading about cornwarll i will be reading Fern Britton books again
Published 15 hours ago by Beryl Camp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read and she did keep me wanting to read more
Published 2 days ago by KBM
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I fell asleep
Published 2 days ago by percy
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately one for the holidays
Good holiday read. It won't change the world but will give you a few laughs and a relaxing read.
Published 3 days ago by G. A. Rymkiewicz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good summer read
A good light summer read. You can hear Fern narrating it.
Published 4 days ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book
A brilliant book drawn into the story from the first page.I felt like I knew the characters and was there with them looking on. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars If you want a challenging read and you like to care about the...
Its a pleasant book, ok for whiling away the hours on the beach. However its very predictable and I knew how it would end by chapter 2. Read more
Published 4 days ago by longsuffering
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great easy read
Published 6 days ago by Sue Appleby
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly readable
Read it to the end, was lightly entertained.
Published 6 days ago by J. A. Brown
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