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Fern Britton - Author

About the Author

Fern Britton 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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Featured books by Fern Britton

A Cornish Carol A Short Story

A Cornish Carol A Short Story

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

A wise and witty short story that is full of Christmas cheer from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. This will be one Christmas they'll never forget...Piran Ambrose is the epitome of brooding male. But Pendruggan's Mr Rochester is in danger of becoming its Ebeneezer Scrooge when he is driven to distraction by the villager's over-the-top Christmas celebrations. How could the cringeworthy amateur village production of Aladdin bring seasonal cheer to anyone, he wonders? And do the village children really have to arrive at his cottage door every single night in December with their terrible recorders and discordant singing? But when Piran's bad temper risks spoiling Christmas for everyone, something drastic needs to be done. So, over one Christmas Eve, three very special people pay Piran a visit, determined to show him what Christmas is really all about...

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Other books by Fern Britton

The Newcomer

The Newcomer

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Cornwall is only a page away in this gorgeous, heartwarming novel - a wonderful read for the summer holidays! *Preorder now!* `A warm, easy read that depicts the joys of rural Cornwall' Daily Mail `A charming story that is full of hope...will help put a spring in your step' The Courier `This is ideal holiday reading' Woman She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms. It was to be a new beginning... It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir... Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home. With faith and friends by your side, even the most unlikely of new beginnings is possible. Praise for Fern Britton: `Incredibly atmospheric' Sun `A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Woman & Home `A book to truly lose yourself in' Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson

The Newcomer

The Newcomer

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Cornwall is only a page away in this gorgeous, heartwarming novel - a wonderful read for the summer holidays! `A warm, easy read that depicts the joys of rural Cornwall' Daily Mail `A charming story that is full of hope...will help put a spring in your step' The Courier `This is ideal holiday reading' Woman She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms. It was to be a new beginning... It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir... Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home. With faith and friends by your side, even the most unlikely of new beginnings is possible. Praise for Fern Britton: `Incredibly atmospheric' Sun `A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Woman & Home `A book to truly lose yourself in' Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson

The Newcomer

The Newcomer

Author: Fern Britton Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Cornwall is only a page away in this gorgeous, heartwarming novel - a wonderful read for the summer holidays! `A warm, easy read that depicts the joys of rural Cornwall' Daily Mail `The warmth and empathy that have made Fern Britton such a popular TV presenter are evident in her latest novel' Woman's Weekly `A charming story that is full of hope...will help put a spring in your step' The Courier `This is ideal holiday reading' Woman She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms. It was to be a new beginning... It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir... Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home. With faith and friends by your side, even the most unlikely of new beginnings is possible. Praise for Fern Britton: `Incredibly atmospheric' Sun `A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Woman & Home `A book to truly lose yourself in' Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson

Coming Home

Coming Home

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2018

From Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton comes an epic tale. Three generations of women, their lives, their loves and their longing to come home to Cornwall. `A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Fanny Blake, Woman & Home Three women. A lifetime of secrets. The only place to be is home. Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life, but she also opens a treasure trove of secrets. Twenty years ago Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left their children with her mother Adela...and a part of her with them. She's spent the years since hiding from her past, hiding from herself. Now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed back with open hearts? They say home is where the heart is. It's time to come home... Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Coming Home

Coming Home

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

From Sunday Times bestselling author Fern Britton comes an epic tale. Three generations of women, their lives, their loves and their longing to come home to Cornwall.'A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement' Fanny Blake, Woman & HomeThree women.A lifetime of secrets. The only place to be is home.Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life, but she also opens a treasure trove of secrets.Twenty years ago Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left their children with her mother Adela...and a part of her with them. She's spent the years since hiding from her past, hiding from herself.Now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed back with open hearts?They say home is where the heart is. It's time to come home...Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Fern Britton Short Story Collection: The Stolen Weekend, A Cornish Carol, The Beach Cabin

Fern Britton Short Story Collection: The Stolen Weekend, A Cornish Carol, The Beach Cabin

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2016

The perfect Cornish holiday escape. A 3-book short story collection from Sunday Times bestseller, Fern Britton.THE STOLEN WEEKEND, Short StoryBest friends Penny Leighton and Helen Merrifield had swapped their hectic London lives for the leisurely pace of life in a pretty Cornish village. But they're both in need of a respite from their Pendruggan men.The two women cook up a scheme to leave them behind and get back to London for a weekend of blissful indulgence. But you know what they say about the best laid plans... Will Penny and Helen's stolen weekend be everything they've dreamed of, or something else entirely?A CORNISH CAROL, Short StoryThis will be one Christmas they'll never forget...Piran Ambrose is the epitome of brooding male. But Pendruggan's Mr Rochester is in danger of becoming its Ebeneezer Scrooge when he is driven to distraction by the villagers' over-the-top Christmas celebrations.When Piran's bad temper risks spoiling Christmas for everyone, something drastic needs to be done. So, over one Christmas Eve, three very special people pay Piran a visit, determined to show him what Christmas is really all about...THE BEACH CABIN, Short StoryEd and Charlotte have been married for fifteen years, but they have been drifting apart and now Ed suspects that Charlotte may be involved with another man.Desperate not to lose her, he decides a family holiday is just what they need and rents a cottage on the cliffs near the picturesque Cornish village of Pendruggan.So into their car the family all pile - will their Cornish escape be the holiday to make them... or break them?

Postcard

Postcard

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2016

You will love this witty and warm novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author Fern Britton.Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . .Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything.Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Now she's here to search for everything missing in her life. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all.Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Fern Britton 3-Book Collection: The Holiday Home, A Seaside Affair, A Good Catch

Fern Britton 3-Book Collection: The Holiday Home, A Seaside Affair, A Good Catch

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

A collection of the latest brilliant Sunday Times bestsellers from Fern Britton.THE HOLIDAY HOMEEach year, the Carew sisters embark on their yearly trip to the family holiday home, Atlantic House, set on a picturesque Cornish cliff.Constance, loving wife to philandering husband Greg, has always been outwitted by her manipulative sibling Prudence, but this year she's finally had enough.When an old face reappears on the scene, years of simmering resentments reach boiling point, but little do the women know that a long-buried secret is about to crawl out of the woodwork . . .A SEASIDE AFFAIRWhen the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much-loved theatre is about to be closed, they are up in arms. It falls to hotshot producer and vicar's wife Penny Leighton to devise a rescue plan, and she starts to pull in some serious favours.The town is soon deluged by actors, all keen to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One of the new supporters is Jess Tate, girlfriend of TV heartthrob Ryan Hearst. His career is on the rise while her own is in the doldrums. But everything is about to change. Trevay must put on the show of its life - can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?A GOOD CATCHBeautiful Greer Clovelly is used to getting her own way. She's been in love with Jesse Behenna since her first day at school and she's determined that one day, they'll be married.Loveday Carter loves Jesse too. But living in the shadow of her friend has become a way of life, and she knows that what Greer wants, she usually gets.Jesse, caught in the middle, faces an agonising choice. And what about his best friend Mickey, who worships the ground that Loveday walks on?As the dark clouds start to gather the four friends find themselves weathering a storm - one that has the power to sink them all . . .

The Beach Cabin A Short Story

The Beach Cabin A Short Story

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

This book is 86 pages long. The perfect summer short story from bestselling novelist and broadcaster, Fern Britton. Ed and Charlotte have been married for fifteen years, but they have been drifting apart and now Ed suspects that Charlotte may be involved with another man. He decides a family holiday is just what they need and rents a cottage on the cliffs near the picturesque Cornish village of Pendruggan. He is desperate not to lose Charlotte and hopes that the holiday will bring them closer together again, but Charlotte is wondering what happened to the man she fell in love with. So into their car they all pile, including their teenage daughter Alex, her younger brother, Sam and their enormous Bearded Collie - will their Cornish escape be the holiday to make them... or break them?

Beach Cabin: A Short Story

Beach Cabin: A Short Story

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

The perfect summer short story from bestselling novelist and broadcaster, Fern Britton.Ed and Charlotte have been married for fifteen years, but they have been drifting apart and now Ed suspects that Charlotte may be involved with another man.He decides a family holiday is just what they need and rents a cottage on the cliffs near the picturesque Cornish village of Pendruggan. He is desperate not to lose Charlotte and hopes that the holiday will bring them closer together again, but Charlotte is wondering what happened to the man she fell in love with.So into their car they all pile, including their teenage daughter Alex, her younger brother, Sam and their enormous Bearded Collie - will their Cornish escape be the holiday to make them... or break them?

Fern Britton Summer Collection: New Beginnings, Hidden Treasures, The Holiday Home, The Stolen Weekend

Fern Britton Summer Collection: New Beginnings, Hidden Treasures, The Holiday Home, The Stolen Weekend

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

The best-selling novel by Fern Britton author of The Holiday Home and The Seaside Affair. Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Celia Imrie.NEW BEGINNINGS - When Christie Lynch, journalist and single mother of two, is spotted by a talent agent during an appearance on daytime TV show, she can't believe her luck. But as her career soars, Christie's forced to spend more and more time away from her kids and her gorgeous squeeze Richard.Can Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And will she make it in the cut-throat world of TV?HIDDEN TREASURES - Helen Merrifield has said goodbye to her philandering husband and her swish West London house to start afresh in a postcard-perfect village in Cornwall.To her surprise, she 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. When her ex-husband puts in an unscheduled appearance, will Helen embrace the future, or is it too difficult to let go of the past?THE HOLIDAY HOME - Each year, the Carew sisters embark on a trip to the family holiday home, Atlantic House, set on a picturesque Cornish cliff.Hard-nosed Prudence is married to the meek and mild Francis, but she's about to get a shock reminder that you should never take anything for granted. Constance, loving wife to philandering husband Greg, has always been outwitted by her manipulative sibling, but this year she's finally had enough.When a long-buried secret comes out of the closet, will this one holiday push them all over the edge, or can Constance and Pru leave the past where it belongs?THE STOLEN WEEKEND - Best friends Penny Leighton and Helen Merrifield have swapped their hectic London lives for the leisurely pace of life in the pretty Cornish village of Pendruggan.But sometimes the grass is always greener, and the two women cook up a scheme to leave their Pendruggan men behind and get back to London for a weekend of blissful indulgence. Will Penny and Helen's stolen weekend be everything they've dreamed of, or something else entirely?

Good Catch

Good Catch

Author: Fern Britton Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

You will love this warm and witty novel from Sunday Times bestselling novel from Fern Britton. The perfect Cornish Escape! A lifetime of friendship. A lifetime of secrets. Greer Clovelly seems to have it all: beautiful, chic and slender, she's used to getting her own way. Greer has been in love with Jesse Behenna since her first day at school and she's determined that one day, they'll be married. After all, a marriage between them would join together two dynasties of Cornish fishing families to make one prosperous one. For her friend, Loveday Carter - plump, freckled and unpretentious - living in the shadow of her friend has become a way of life. She loves Jesse too, but knows that what Greer wants, she usually gets. Jesse, caught in the middle, faces an agonising choice. Should he follow his heart or bow to his father's wishes? And what about his best friend Mickey, who worships the ground that Loveday walks on? Jesse's decision will touch them all in ways that they could never foresee, and as the dark clouds start to gather the four friends find themselves weathering a storm - one that has the power to sink them all... Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

A Cornish Carol A Short Story

A Cornish Carol A Short Story

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

A wise and witty short story that is full of Christmas cheer from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. This will be one Christmas they'll never forget...Piran Ambrose is the epitome of brooding male. But Pendruggan's Mr Rochester is in danger of becoming its Ebeneezer Scrooge when he is driven to distraction by the villager's over-the-top Christmas celebrations. How could the cringeworthy amateur village production of Aladdin bring seasonal cheer to anyone, he wonders? And do the village children really have to arrive at his cottage door every single night in December with their terrible recorders and discordant singing? But when Piran's bad temper risks spoiling Christmas for everyone, something drastic needs to be done. So, over one Christmas Eve, three very special people pay Piran a visit, determined to show him what Christmas is really all about...

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