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...

Other books by Fern Britton

Coming Home An Uplifting Feel Good Novel with Family Secrets at its Heart

Coming Home An Uplifting Feel Good Novel with Family Secrets at its Heart

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback 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 & 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

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

Fern Britton 3-Book Collection

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 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

Beach Cabin

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

Fern Britton Summer Collection

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...

The Stolen Weekend (Short Story)

The Stolen Weekend (Short Story)

Author: Fern Britton Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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?

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...

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