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The Postcard by Fern Britton

The Postcard

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Penny is a TV producer who, when filming in Cornwall, met and fell in love with the local vicar. Now, five years and a small child later, life is not treating her well. Coupled with her present hopelessness is her back story of sibling jealousy and childhood trauma. Then her sister turns up again and despite appearances, seems not to have changed. We end with a cliff-hanger, albeit for a peripheral character, so a sequel seems almost inevitable. I do hope so for this is a charming read. It is a most enjoyable foray into the Cornish scene of small villages, gossip and real characters, like a Cornish cream tea, utterly predictable but thoroughly enjoyable and very satisfying. There is lots of action, lots of plot and plenty to keep you on tenterhooks. Highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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


The Postcard by Fern Britton

The new witty and warm novel from the Sunday Times best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything ...Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything. Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Now she's here to search for everything missing in her life. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all.


Praise for Fern Britton:

'Warm and intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable
Sunday Times bestseller, Katie Fforde

'Another ripping good read'
Good Housekeeping

'Charming and fun read'

'A light-hearted, fun read...'
Daily Mail

'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'
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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Publication date

2nd June 2016


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