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A Cornish Carol A Short Story by Fern Britton
  

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A delightfully engaging short story with oodles of seasonal Christmas charm. Piran Ambrose snarls and rails against Christmas and as the tale progresses, this enigmatic pirate of a man really does start to take on the mantle of Ebenezer Scrooge. An inviting Cornish setting, charismatic villagers and plenty of Christmas tradition fill the pages. The author injects a dose of reality and humour; the Panto is an entertaining shambles and the local brownies are lacking the voice of an angel. There are three visitations, although not necessarily from the otherworldly side. If you're in the need of a dose of Christmas spirit, settle yourself comfortably and dive in, no bah humbugs are allowed here. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Fern Britton you might also like to read books by Alison Pearson, Jill Mansell and Cathy Kelly.

Synopsis

A Cornish Carol A Short Story by Fern Britton

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...

Reviews

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

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.

Author photo © Jonathan Swannell

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Book Info

Publication date

20th November 2014

Author

Fern Britton

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www.fern-britton.com/

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
68 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780008103446

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