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.
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?
Closing date: 03/07/2018
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Praise for New Beginnings 'Complicated friendships and tales of a chaotic love life make this a must-read.
'A light-hearted, fun read that perfectly captures the sights and smells of village life.'
'Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page'
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||24th April 2014|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
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 ...More About Fern Britton