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A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick
  

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A truly lovely, involved, family saga of wartime secrets only coming to the surface as dying ‘Jaunty’ scribbles down her story for her granddaughter to read and better understand her parentage. It is the sort of tale that twists and turns through dramatic historical events as the present day is lived. The Cornish background is beautiful, the war story enthralling and the present day romance charming. Highly recommended.

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A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick

Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests with enough gossip to last a year. Guilty and ashamed, Jude flees to Pengarrock, a crumbling cliff-top mansion in Cornwall, where she takes a job cataloguing the Trevillion family's extensive library. The house is a welcome escape for Jude, full of history and secrets, but when its new owner arrives, it's clear that Pengarrock is not beloved by everyone. As Jude falls under the spell of the house, she learns of a family riddle stemming from a terrible tragedy centuries before, hinting at a lost treasure. And when Pengarrock is put up for sale, it seems that time is running out for the house and for Jude.

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A heart tugging story of loss and recovery. -- Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME 20120601 This is a book about loss, misguided decisions, heartbreak and change, but it's also about hope, long held secrets and friendships formed between the unlikeliest of people ... [it] made me laugh out loud and cry a few times. I loved it -- Debs Carr NOVELICIOUS 20120510 ... the story is beautifully told with characters who reach out to you SIDMOUTH HERALD THE CORNISH HOUSE is an escapist and often emotional book, in which relationships are put to the test. STAR MAGAZINE Totally absorbing, a delightful debut novel TELEGRAPH & ARGUS


About the Author

Liz Fenwick

Growing up in Boston, Liz Fenwick discovered early on that her best friends could be books. While waiting on a place for Harvard, she moved to London to see if life looked different from the other side of the Atlantic. It did and she soon fell in love with an Englishman. Now happily married with three children, she spends as much time as possible at her home in Cornwall.

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Publication date

8th May 2014

Author

Liz Fenwick

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409137498

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