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New Beginnings

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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

Drawing on her TV experience and her knowledge of children (she has four), this is utterly charming, really warm stuff.

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Warm, witty and wise, New Beginnings is a behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs in the life of a daytime TV presenter, journalist and single mother of two. This is not the life of Fern Britton written as fiction in this her debut novel but clearly experiences of her life in daytime television has rubbed off in her writing so if you're looking for a girlie read in the world of TV then this is it and it's really quite good. Rumour has it there's another on the way.

If you like Fern Britton you might also like to read books by Jill Mansell, Carole Matthews and Erica James.

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New Beginnings by Fern Britton

Christie Lynch can't believe her luck when she is spotted by a talent agent during an appearance on daytime TV show, Tart Talk. Soon the nation's sweetheart, Christie can't help but love her new job and, for the first time in years, she can mend her leaking roof and buy her kids, Libby and Freddie, a few treats. But as her career soars, Christie's forced to spend more and more time away from her kids and from Richard, the gorgeous single dad she recently met at the school gate. Can Christie find a way to balance her role as a mother with her increasingly demanding job? And will she make it in the cut-throat world of TV? Whatever happens, Christie's going to give it all she's got!


Praise for New Beginnings:

'little corker of a book!

'Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page'
Good Housekeeping

'hugely entertaining novel'
The Ticket

'A rollicking good read!'
Best Praise for Fern: My Story

'Compelling and utterly candid'
Daily Mail

'Fern is a survivor'
Good Housekeeping

'A must-read! the mother of daytime TV opens up'

'I defy anyone to read this and ultimately not to feel buoyed with optimism in this hugely readable autobiography we are reminded of just why we love her'
Sunday Express

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

7th July 2011


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


400 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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