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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (1 Dec. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349412650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349412658
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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A close-knit Cornish fishing village is divided by the arrival of a troubled young widow. What is Anna Garvey running from, and is she all she seems?

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1910. Anna Garvey arrives in Caernoweth, Cornwall with her daughter and a secret. Having come from Ireland to take up an inheritance of the local pub, she and her eighteen year-old daughter Mairead are initially viewed with suspicion by the close-knit community.

Anna soon becomes acquainted with Freya Penhaligon, a vulnerable girl struggling to keep her family business afloat in the wake of her grandmother's death, and starts to gain the trust of the locals. As their friendship deepens, and Freya is brought out of her shell by the clever and lively Mairead, even Freya's protective father Matthew begins to thaw.

But when a part of Anna's past she'd long tried to escape turns up in the town, she is forced to confront the life she left behind - for her sake and her daughter's too . . .

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Once again Terri Nixon has given us a fantastic story. Her portrayal of life in a Cornish hamlet during the period seems so authentic. I love her easy style of writing that makes it a pleasure to read her books. Her portrayal of her characters is excellent; I can always visualise them so clearly. I am hoping there are going to be more about Penhaligon's Attic in the future. I would recommend Terri Nixon's to everyone as they give me so much pleasure. Thank you to a brilliant author.
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Loving the new series from Terri Nixon, such attention to detail of old Cornish life, it is easy to emerse yourself in the story. Keep writing girl you're doing good
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A good read
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By Suze Lavender TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Dec. 2016
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Freya used to love the sea, but an awful incident when she was still a little girl made her afraid of the water. After a long period of absence she's back with her father, Matthew, once more and has another chance to live at the Cornish coast, where she once was so happy. Matthew made a few big mistakes when Freya was younger, but he's trying to do things right this time. He works hard as a fisherman on someone else's boat to keep his father's bookshop afloat and he's living for his family. He wants Freya to have a good life and he will do everything he can to make that happen.

There are new faces in the village. Anna and her daughter Mairead have fled Ireland to start over at the place Anna's ancestors are from. Anna inherited the local pub and she's trying to make it as successful as possible. At first people are rude because they know she's keeping secrets, but when Freya needs her help Anna gives it generously without hesitation and because of this the lives of Anna and Matthew become intertwined. Will this mean there truly is a new beginning for Mairead and her mother or will the past eventually catch up with them?

Penhaligon's Attic is a beautiful story about two families with complicated histories. I loved the detailed and compassionate way Terri Nixon writes about her characters. The beginning of the twentieth century isn't an easy time to live in and through her thorough descriptions I could get a good grasp of what life was like in those days. The story has a well researched basis that's being combined with a fantastic intriguing plotline. The characters felt familiar and are easy to like. Because of that everything that happened to them kept me glued to the pages.

Terri Nixon's sentences have a nice natural flow and her writing is warm and comforting.
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PENHALIGON'S ATTIC by Terri Nixon is a masterpiece of historical fiction making life in Cornwall in the early 1900's spring to life in front of your very eyes. From the harsh life of work and poverty to the unyielding strength of community spirit and loyalty, this novel portrays this and more in every page. While I enjoyed all of the characters, Anna Garvey is by far my favourite in this tale. Strong, determined, and willing to do whatever she must to create a new life for herself and her daughter, you cannot help but admire Anna. But as secrets from her past follow her just when she is finding true happiness in her new home, will she be forced to walk away and leave it all behind? Matthew has made many mistakes in his life, but things are finally starting to look up for him and his family, when an old enemy returns which could ruin his very livelihood, and the woman he is starting to fall for is hiding something monumental from him. With a beautiful narrative and engaging characters, PENHALIGON'S ATTIC by Terri Nixon is just one of those books that you don't want to put down, and I cannot wait to read more from this Cornish community.

*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Brook Cottage Promotions
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This book tells the story of two female protagonists, Freya Penhaligon and Anna Garvey, whose lives overlap when Freya runs her grandmother's bookshop, Penhaligon's Attic and Anna comes to the village to take over the running of the local pub.
The setting of the book in a Cornish fishing village at the end of the nineteenth century really captured my imagination as the characters spring to life. When Anna arrives, bringing with her secrets of her own, a new chapter starts. There are hints throughout the book as to what this secret is but I'm pleased to say I was still surprised by the ending. I thought I'd worked it out and then there was a further twist which worked well and explained everything neatly.
The author is skilled at taking the reader with her for the journey. The only point at which I felt the book lost pace was when Freya leaves Cornwall as a child before returning many years later. Much more could have been made of this part or alternatively if it doesn't add much to the narrative then it could have been dropped or mentioned in flashback.
All in all, wonderful location and characters and a story that stays with you. A lovely, romantic read.
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I love reading books set in Cornwall as I have holidayed there many times over the years. I was engrossed in the story from the first few pages and had a vivid picture of the main characters Anna and Mairead. I enjoyed the book from start to finish and the ending left room for the story to be continued, I hope this will happen.
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