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A Seaside Affair Hardcover – 24 Apr 2014

4.2 out of 5 stars 324 customer reviews

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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: 14.1 x 3.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Praise for Fern Britton

‘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

Full of warmth and charm with characters that quickly feel like old friends.' Alexandra Brown

About the Author

Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of four Sunday Times bestselling novels. Set among the same Cornish seaside community, her books are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won Fern legions of loyal readers.
A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning, Fern is also a much sought-after presenter and participant in shows such as Fern Britton Meets … and The Big Allotment Challenge.
Fern is deeply committed to a number of charities, in particular the Genesis Research Trust founded by Professor Robert Winston to help create healthy families. Fern lives with her husband Phil Vickery, the well-respected chef, and her four children in Buckinghamshire and Cornwall.
In 2015 Fern will embark on #Challenge 57 to help Genesis Research end miscarriage. To find out more, connect with her at www.fern-britton.com, @Fern_Britton and facebook.com/officialfernbritton.


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I loved this book from start to finish. I could not put it down - just glad I planned for a lazy weekend! This is Fern's second book set in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay and it was great to be back. Nice also catching up with some of the characters from 'Hidden Treasures'. The storyline is centred around saving the Pavilion Theatre being turned into a coffee house. This is a lovely relax fund reading - highly recommend it and can not wait for the next one.
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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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this was the first Fern Britton book I read, not knowing what to expect I was pleasantly surprised, so much so I have bought two more, they sometimes go too much into the description of things, like the colour of stuff which isn't always necessary but it was a good gripping read, will keep looking out for more now
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A great leisurely read. The story started with a lot of different people in lots of different places but somehow they all seemed to come together at the right moments. Not believable in the slightest but that's what pulls you in and whisks you away. The facts that I could see about the south west seemed true to form so research had been done. If only things like that happened in reAl life!!
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Yet again Fern has written another story of Cornwall. Having a few of the stories feel I know a little bit about the characters and can't wait to read another one. All the ups and downs are so interesting, sad and funny but so enjoyable
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Another great book from Fern. I have looked forward to this book being released and it was worth the wait. Great to catch up with the characters from her previous book, Hidden Treasures. Fern has proved herself to be a skilled storyteller and I could imagine her books making great adaptations for light TV drama. I hope Fern will write more tales of the lives of the residents of Pendruggan. If you haven't yet read any of Fern's books, you are in for a big treat
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What a wonderful book, this is the ultimate tale of a seaside town, banding together to try and save their much-loved, iconic Pavillions theatre, from the grips of a global coffee chain. And the town of Trevay are definitely up to the task.

Although the overall outcome of the book at least in regards to the Pavillions may have been predictable almost from the time the predicament is mentioned, the story surrounding the various people in the town trying to save it, and the outside help they get, is so entertaining and enjoyable, I honestly didn't care.

There are many main characters to this book, of which I could either sit and wax lyrical about all the different people and their various personalities, and run the risk of confusing you, or I could suggest you take a look at the book yourself, where Fern Britton will introduce you to everyone when they become relevant and keep you updated with all the threads of the story, without it ever becoming confusing.

There are also loads of famous names mentioned, partly as people donating items to help the cause, but also there is a cameo by an extremely sexy actor right towards the end, although you would probably never guess the reasoning for him being there.

This is a fabulous book of friendship, camaderie, many romances and ultimately how people can all pitch in when its a cause close to their hearts.

A Seaside Affair is set in the lovely seaside town of Trevay, and the locals are generally a very friendly bunch of people, and the town itself sounds like a lovely place to visit. But it is the theatre that I fell in love with, the history of the place, and the stories of the actors and actresses roped in to help the fight to save it.

I loved every second of this book, and felt it really summed up small Cornish town life really well.
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I found this book very cheesy. It was more like the stories you get in womens magazines. I would say it would probably be okay to take on holiday. I personally don't recommend this book. Fern Britton writes okay but she needs to get a decent storyline.
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