The Holiday Home

by Fern Britton

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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.

The Holiday Home Synopsis

The latest wonderfully witty novel from Britain's favourite TV presenter, Fern Britton. Two sisters, one house, a lifetime of secrets...Each year, the Carew sisters embark on their yearly trip to the family holiday home, Atlantic House, set on a picturesque Cornish cliff. Prudence, the hard-nosed businesswoman, 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 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 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?

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We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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The Holiday Home Press Reviews

'This is a light-hearted, fun and easy read'... Daily Mail

 

'Another ripping good read.' - 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

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ISBN: 9780007468546
Publication date: 13/03/2014
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007468546
Publication date: 13th March 2014
Author: Fern Britton
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 386 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance,

About Fern Britton

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 ...

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