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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

Daughters of Cornwall

Daughters of Cornwall

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Three women. A chance to rewrite history… 1918.The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret… 1939. Hannah has always been curious about her mother’s mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War casts everything in a new light. As the bombs begin to fall, Hannah and her brothers are determined to do their bit for the war effort – whatever the cost. 2020. Caroline has long been the keeper of her family’s secrets. But now, with her own daughter needing her more than ever, it’s time to tell the truth – to show Natalie that she comes from a long line of women who have weathered the storms of life, as hardy and proud as the rugged Cornish coastline… From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping, epic novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and a love that lasts a lifetime…

Audiobooks of the Month
The Great Cornish Getaway

The Great Cornish Getaway

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

This delightful Quick Read from Sunday Times bestselling novelist Fern Britton is full of her usual warmth and wit. It is the perfect way to treat yourself to a gorgeous escape to Cornwall.

eBooks of the Month
A Cornish Gift

A Cornish Gift

Author: Fern Britton Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Three short stories with the link the Cornish village of Pendruggan. Fern has used characters from her previous Cornish novels so those familiar with her work will feel at home. Those new to her work are not left to flounder for sufficient back story is given. The first, A Cornish Carol, is a modern day Christmas Carol, this is followed by The Beach Cabin where a London married couple sort out their lives and The Stolen Weekend closes the book. It tells us of a couple of female friends escaping to London but missing the events of the village. Warm, funny and engaging the collection is perfect with on a cold winter evening, to be transported to the sun, golden beaches and a lovely welcoming group of individuals.

eBooks of the Month
The Postcard

The Postcard

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Penny is a TV producer who, when filming in Cornwall, met and fell in love with the local vicar.  Now, five years and a small child later, life is not treating her well.  Coupled with her present hopelessness is her back story of sibling jealousy and childhood trauma.  Then her sister turns up again and despite appearances, seems not to have changed.  We end with a cliff-hanger, albeit for a peripheral character, so a sequel seems almost inevitable.  I do hope so for this is a charming read.  It is a most enjoyable foray into the Cornish scene of small villages, gossip and real characters, like a Cornish cream tea, utterly predictable but thoroughly enjoyable and very satisfying.  There is lots of action, lots of plot and plenty to keep you on tenterhooks.  Highly recommended.

eBooks of the Month
A Good Catch

A Good Catch

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Four young people, friends since school, are the main players in this fine portrayal of families and their secrets.  The young don’t always make the right choices and with domineering fathers and big profits at stake they bend to the inevitable.  Set against the fishing industry, this follows their lives through misunderstandings, trauma, huge secrets and the sad effect of mistaken parentage.  It’s ace, one of Fern’s best, deeper and bigger in scope than her previous tales.  A lovely read. ~   Click here to see A Seaside Affair by the same author.

eBooks of the Month
A Seaside Affair

A Seaside Affair

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. Yes, this is the Fern Britton of TV fame and a very good author she is too.  This is set in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay, as was her last, The Holiday Home.  Indeed it features many of the same characters but you don’t need to have read the earlier book, it’s just a bonus if you have.  This one is about saving the local theatre from the claws of a national coffee chain.  It is when something is threatened that a community suddenly values it and how this community bands together to challenge the council is brilliant.  An old play is resurrected, old cast members brought in and a crooked councillor fought.  It really is the most enormous fun. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

eBooks of the Month
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...

eBooks of the Month
The Holiday Home

The Holiday Home

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2014

The family has been going down to the lovely old house in Cornwall for years. Now the girls are grown with a teenager each and mum and dad, Dorothy and Henry, have had a bungalow built in the grounds. The house is taken over by the two kids’ families. There is plenty of sibling rivalry to start off with, then infidelity, family secrets, old flames, young love and goodness knows what else bombard you as shock after shock takes place. It’s brilliant, I don’t think I’ve ever read a ‘summer-holiday’ family tale with quite so much going on between them all before. A great book.

eBooks of the Month
Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

October 2012 Book of the Month. This warm, insightful and humorous story is such an enjoyable novel and it's clear Fern Britton puts a lot of character into her writing. The central theme of the book is starting over in the country, a well-trodden path for authors, which refreshingly Fern Britton gives a fresh new twist that will speak to women everywhere.

Books of the Month
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. Drawing on her TV experience and her knowledge of children (she has four), this is utterly charming, really warm stuff.   The Lovereading view... Warm, witty and wise, New Beginnings is a behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs in the life of a daytime TV presenter, journalist and single mother of two. This is not the life of Fern Britton written as fiction in this her debut novel but clearly experiences of her life in daytime television has rubbed off in her writing so if you're looking for a girlie read in the world of TV then this is it and it's really quite good.  Rumour has it there's another on the way.

eBooks of the Month
Coming Home

Coming Home

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

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

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Fern Britton

Daughters of Cornwall

Daughters of Cornwall

Author: Fern Britton Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling novel! Three women. A chance to rewrite history... 1918.The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall - to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret... 1939. Hannah has always been curious about her mother's mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War casts everything in a new light. As the bombs begin to fall, Hannah and her brothers are determined to do their bit for the war effort - whatever the cost. 2020. Caroline has long been the keeper of her family's secrets. But now, with her own daughter needing her more than ever, it's time to tell the truth - to show Natalie that she comes from a long line of women who have weathered the storms of life, as hardy and proud as the rugged Cornish coastline... From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping, epic novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and a love that lasts a lifetime...

The Newcomer

The Newcomer

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback 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

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

The Beach Cabin

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback 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

Seaside Affair

Seaside Affair

Author: Fern Britton Format: Ebook Release Date: 24/04/2014

You will love this wonderfully warm and witty novel from Fern Britton, the Sunday Times bestselling novelist. When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much-loved theatre is about to be taken over by coffee chain, Cafe au Lait, they are up in arms. It is up to Penny Leighton, hotshot producer and now happily married Cornish resident, to come up with a rescue plan. Armed with only her mobile phone and her contacts book, she starts to pull in some serious favours. The town is soon deluged by actors, all keen to show their support and take part in a charity season at the theatre. One of the arrivals is Jess Tate, girlfriend to TV heartthrob Ryan Hearst. His career is on the rise while hers remains resolutely in the doldrums. But when opportunity comes calling, it isn't just her career prospects that are about to change. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most? Pendruggan: A Cornish Village with secrets at its heart

Stolen Weekend (Short Story)

Stolen Weekend (Short Story)

Author: Fern Britton Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/04/2014

A sparklingly brilliant short story from the wonderfully warm and wise Fern Britton - the Nation's favourite TV presenter.Fern Britton weaves a warm and witty short story set in Cornwall, full of mischief and fun!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.Penny is in constant demand and juggling her life as a vicar's wife alongside her day job as a hotshot TV producer is exhausting.Helen is at the end of her tether. Cornwall has been battered by the worst storms in living memory and the roof of her little cottage is in a terrible state. Her other half, the brooding Piran, isn't being much help.The two women cook up a scheme to leave their Pendruggan men 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?

Holiday Home

Holiday Home

Author: Fern Britton Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/05/2013

You will love this heartwarming, witty novel fromSunday Times best-seller, Fern Britton. The perfect Cornish Escape!Two sisters. One House. The holiday of a lifetime...Set on a Cornish cliff, Atlantic House has been the jewel in the Carew family crown for centuries. Each year, the Carew sisters embark on the yearly summer holiday, but they are as different as vinegar and honey.Prudence, hard-nosed businesswoman married to the meek and mild Francis, is 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. Suspecting that Pru wants to get her hands on Atlantic House, Connie won't take things lying down.When an old face reappears on the scene, years of simmering resentments reach boiling point. Little do the women know that a long-buried secret is about to bite them all on the bottom.Is this one holiday that will push them all over the edge, or can Constance and Pru leave the past where it belongs?Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Author: Fern Britton Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/03/2012

You will love this best-selling novel by Sunday Times best-selling author Fern Britton. The perfect escape to Cornwall, for fans of Katie Fforde and Celia Imrie.Helen Merrifield decides to start afresh and put her old life behind her in the picture-postcard Cornish village of Pendruggan. Throwing herself into the local scene, Helen finds herself at the mercy of the rather desperate Vicar, but she is secretly drawn to the brooding local historian, Piran.Meanwhile, Helen's best friend, Penny, decides that the village is the perfect setting for her new TV series. When the cast and crew descend, the village is thrown into a tizzy, but Helen has her hands full fending off her philandering ex-husband, who seems determined to charm his way back into her bed.Should Helen hold on to the past? Or will Cornwall give her something new to treasure?Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Author: Fern Britton Format: Ebook Release Date: 17/03/2011

A warm, witty and wise debut about the ups and downs of life as a TV presenterWhen Christie Lynch, journalist and single mother of two, appears as a guest on a daytime TV talk show, she could never have imagined that it would lead to a new career. Spotted by hugely successful talent agent, Julia Keen, Christie can't help but be impressed by Julia's charm and stellar client list. And once Julia takes Christie on as a client, Christie's life changes for ever as Julia secures her a high-profile presenting job on a daily chat show.Christie is immediately thrust into the limelight and, despite the intrusion of the paparazzi in her front garden, she starts to enjoy her new-found wealth and fame. But as her career soars to new heights, her home life starts to suffer when she's forced to spend more and more time away from her children.Will Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And can she make it in the cut-throat world of entertainment? Whatever happens, Christie's going to give it all she's got...

Fern

Fern

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2009

The much-loved TV star Fern Britten tells her story for the first time in her Sunday Times bestselling memoir. For years now, Fern Britton has been widely loved as the presenter ofReady Steady Cook, and, more recently, co-presenter of This Morning with Philip Schofield. Never one to shy away from a good laugh or cry on national TV, she has none-the-less never talked about herself to the public, preferring to keep her private life private. Her warmth and humour, empathy and compassion, have made her feel like a best friend to millions on a daily basis, but no one knows the woman behind the sparkling smile. Now, for the first time, she is going to tell her story. And it is one that will strike a chord with women everywhere. Life as a child was not always easy, and she faced private and public challenges with her personal life, appearance and her career as she climbed the ladder to fame. Now a full-time working mum, with a very happy marriage to her second husband Phil Vickery, she is at the top of her game, and ready to tell it like it is. So put your feet up and get ready for a great read with Fern Britten. Fern Britten grew up in Buckinghamshire, and started her career on Westward Television, before moving to GMTV and Ready Steady Cook. She later co-presented This Morning with Philip Schofield, and has become a much sought after presenter for shows including Have I Got News For You, Soap Star Superstar and Celebrity Mr and Mrs. She recently wowed audiences with her performance on Strictly Come Dancing. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Phil Vickery and their four children.