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The Holiday Home by Fern Britton
  

The Holiday Home

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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.

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Synopsis

The Holiday Home by Fern Britton

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?

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.'
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'Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page'
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About the Author

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 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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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 2014

Author

Fern Britton

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
386 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
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Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9780007468546

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