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Phillipa Ashley - Author

About the Author

Phillipa Ashley first started writing when she was four, when she sent in a joke to The Beano. After leaving school, she went on to read English Language & Literature at Oxford. Since then, she has worked in a vinegar brewery and in advertising, journalism and PR. she has also written non-fiction articles, including interviews with authors, actors and sportspeople. Her first novel, Decent Exposure, was published in October 2006.

She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and daughter.

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Other books by Phillipa Ashley

Summer at the Cornish Cafe: The perfect summer romance for 2018  (The Cornish Cafe Series, Book 1)

Summer at the Cornish Cafe: The perfect summer romance for 2018 (The Cornish Cafe Series, Book 1)

Author: Phillipa Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

One summer can change everything . . .Recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark."e;Warm and funny and feel-good. The best sort of holiday read."e; Katie Fforde"e;Filled with warm and likeable characters. Great fun!"e; Jill MansellDemi doesn't expect her summer in Cornwall to hold anything out of the ordinary. As a waitress, working all hours to make ends meet, washing dishes and serving ice creams seems to be as exciting as the holiday season is about to get.That's until she meets Cal Penwith. An outsider, like herself, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, Kilhallon Park. Set above an idyllic Cornish cove, the once popular destination for tourists has now gone to rack and ruin. During the course of the Cornish summer, Demi makes new friends - and foes - as she helps the dashing and often infuriating Cal in his quest. Working side by side, the pair grow close, but Cal has complications in his past which make Demi wonder if he could ever truly be interested in her.Demi realises that she has finally found a place she can call home. But as the summer draws to a close, and Demi's own reputation as an up and coming cafe owner starts to spread, she is faced with a tough decision . . .A gorgeous story exploring new beginnings, new love and new opportunities, set against the stunning background of the Cornish coast. Phillipa Ashley has written a feisty, compelling heroine who leaps off the page and encourages you to live your summer to the full.Recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark.

It Should Have Been Me

It Should Have Been Me

Author: Phillipa Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

'This wonderfully romantic and funny novel manages to fulfill all the best fantasies, including a gorgeous, humanitarian hero and a camper van!' Katie Fforde When Carrie's fiance Huw suddenly calls off their wedding, and she finds out he's marrying another woman, she's devastated. Desperate to get away, Carrie jumps at her best friend Rowena's suggestion of a road trip in her VW camper van. But when Rowena has to pull out and Matt Landor, an old friend of Huw's, ends up filling the breach, she's not so sure. Will fate take the pair on an altogether different journey?

Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes

Author: Phillipa Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Lucy Gibson needs to get away. When her good-looking, popular boyfriend Nick Laurentis, winner of reality TV show Hot Shots, proposes to her on air she's stunned - into silence. Every girl loves a romantic gesture, but she's just not ready for that kind of commitment. With the press hounding her as the one who callously broke Nick's heart, Lucy escapes her London flat to seek refuge in an isolated Cornwall cottage. But little does she realise that life down there will be far from uncomplicated...

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Author: Phillipa Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

A very young Beth and Jack met, fell passionately in love and had a whirlwind engagement several years ago in Corsica. But when they got back to the reality of their everyday lives in the UK, Jack mysteriously ended their relationship and Beth was left alone and heartbroken. What a cad. Or was he? When Beth, all grown-up and newly engaged - again - ends up working for Jack by a bizarre twist of fate, they start to unravel a string of misunderstandings that drove them apart. But it's too late to try again - or is it?