#TFBookClub reads “One Cornish Summer” set in CORNWALL

19th June 2018

#TFBookClub July/August 2018

#TFBookClub reads “One Cornish Summer” set in Cornwall.

Our first eight outings for the #TFBookClub have seen us travel the world, seeing different locations through the eyes of authors:

  • We have so far been #OnLiteraryLocation in SARDINIA with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea 
  • We have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black
  • We have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed 
  • We have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT,
  • We have met Harriet Steel’s Inspector de Silva in 1930s CEYLON (now SRI LANKA), experiencing Trouble in Nuala
  • We have time-travelled to exotic GRANADA in historic ANDALUCIA SPAIN with Jane Johnson’s Court of Lions
  • We have dived into the beautiful CYCLADES in GREECE with Hannah Fielding’s Aphrodite’s Tears
  • And most recently we have returned to CEYLON (now SRI LANKA) with The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies

Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to beautiful CORNWALL, with One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick.

#TFBookClub reads “One Cornish Summer

Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with their past: one cannot remember hers, the other cannot forget…

When Hebe receives a life-changing diagnosis at only 53, she struggles to make sense of what it will mean for her, her job and the man she loves. With memories slipping away by the day, she flees to the one place she has always felt safe and peaceful – Cornwall, and the house her family spent so many summers in.

Lucy is having her own crisis, and seizes the chance to follow her aunt to Cornwall. Curious about what has driven Hebe there after so many years, she also has to battle with the secret she has kept since her family’s last summer there more than ten years ago.

Both women will learn that memories live in our hearts and that sharing secrets can set you free… But can they find their way back to the things that are truly important to them?

Join us in reading One Cornish Summer to find out what happens to Hebe and to Lucy in this idyllic county.

Apply for a copy to read along:

If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during July and early August 2018, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER (UK only) or DIGITAL (via Netgalley) or EITHER – by midnight, 30th June 2018. The first names out of the hat on SUNDAY 1st July 2018 will be sent copies of the book. After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.

We will be in touch at the beginning of July if you are one of our lucky readers! Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 30th June 2018!

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  1. User: Penny Graves

    Posted on: 30/06/2018 at 8:53 pm

    Paper please. I would love to read another of your books.


  2. User: Carol Andreetti

    Posted on: 30/06/2018 at 9:10 am

    Paper please. If not, digital is fine too. I love Cornwall and would be honoured to join the group read. Thank you.


  3. User: Aneetah

    Posted on: 29/06/2018 at 5:34 pm

    A paperback please


  4. User: Jo Pankhurst

    Posted on: 29/06/2018 at 3:22 pm

    Would love to read a copy in either format


  5. User: Claire Davies

    Posted on: 29/06/2018 at 8:27 am

    Would love an DIGITAL to read on my kindle please. Looks a fantastic read – thank you very much.


  6. User: Shira Sandell

    Posted on: 27/06/2018 at 7:27 pm

    EITHER paper or digital would be lovely. Thank you.


  7. User: julier

    Posted on: 27/06/2018 at 10:24 am

    Would love a paper copy please


  8. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 25/06/2018 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve spent many happy holidays in Cornwall and would love to be taken back there by this story. I’d prefer a paperback copy please.


  9. User: Rosie Holloway

    Posted on: 21/06/2018 at 7:49 pm

    Paper please


  10. User: Suan Watts

    Posted on: 21/06/2018 at 5:16 pm

    Paper copy please


  11. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 21/06/2018 at 3:38 am

    Would love to join the next read ….paper copy please if chosen.


  12. User: Julie Ryan

    Posted on: 20/06/2018 at 2:41 pm

    Would love a paperback to go with the rest of my collection. Love Cornwall.


  13. User: Helen

    Posted on: 20/06/2018 at 7:36 am

    Would love to join in, I haven’t been to Cornwall for years. Either format would be fine!


  14. User: Heather Sanderson

    Posted on: 20/06/2018 at 5:38 am

    A paperback please


  15. User: Heather Rhodes

    Posted on: 20/06/2018 at 5:36 am

    Would love a paperback copy please x


  16. User: heidi Smith

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 10:47 pm

    Would prefer a paper copy if possible would like to read along with


  17. User: heidi Smith

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 10:46 pm

    Would prefer a paper copy if possible would like to read along


  18. User: Elaine Fearnley

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 10:44 pm

    I would love a copy of One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick. I love her books, and her ability to take me on her characters’ journeys and make me see hear, feel and smell Cornwall!! I would like a paper copy please, if I am lucky enough to be selected.


  19. User: Bonnie K.

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 10:03 pm

    I prefer paper, but I’m not in the UK; so, I will read the digital copy as I love books set in Cornwall.


  20. User: Katrina Wilson

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 7:17 pm

    I would LOVE a paper copy of this book please! I’m not able to travel to Cornwall at the moment so would love the chance to be transported there in my mind! Cornwall is my spiritual heart Centre Thank you.


  21. User: Bev Bookless

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 6:35 pm

    Yes please, happy with digital or paperback


  22. User: Ann Hutt

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 5:41 pm

    I would love to win a copy …… I love Liz Fenwick books and I love Cornwall !!! Either format would be great. Thank you.


  23. User: Bethan Davies

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 5:01 pm

    Paper please


  24. User: Rae Cowie

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 4:39 pm

    Love Liz Fenwick’s writing. Either version, please : )


  25. User: Tracey Chadwick

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 4:13 pm

    Would love a paper copy please, I’m old school I’m afraid!! x


  26. User: Lynn Atkins

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 4:02 pm

    I love Cornwall too. Sounds good. Paper please.


  27. User: Penny-sue Wolfe

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 3:06 pm

    I love the sound of this book! Paper please xx


  28. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 3:04 pm

    We had some lovely camping holidays in Cornwall when my boys were young. We have also enjoyed some more civilised visits in our campervan! I now have to settle for hotel stays but ALL have been very enjoyable. I would like a paper copy please – you can’t beat the feel of a brand new book!!


  29. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 2:58 pm

    Being married to a Cornishman I have spent a lot of time there and love reading books set there as I can visualise what the characters are seeing and where they are going. I would like a paper version if I am picked this time please


  30. User: Wendy Jamieson-price

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 2:04 pm

    I would love @ paper copy please
    Fingers and toes crossed


  31. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:55 pm

    Would love to review this – Pbk copy if I’m lucky – Thank you!


  32. User: Anne O'Connell

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:54 pm

    I’d love to join in – either format. Thank you.


  33. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:48 pm

    I haven’t been to Cornwall for 10 years now, but I have been reading and watching Poldark! I’d love a paper copy please.


  34. User: Karen Lewis

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:44 pm

    Would love a copy of this book. Spent a few holidays with the family years ago – will look forward to awakening some happy memories!!!
    A paper back copy please.
    Many Thanks


  35. User: Elspeth Pyper

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:27 pm

    Would love to read this book.


  36. User: Amanda Dennett

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:24 pm

    Paperback please


  37. User: Alison Barker

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:19 pm

    Paper copy please.


  38. User: Barbara Holdhusen

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:10 pm

    This sounds good,
    Would love a paper copy.


  39. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:05 pm

    I live on the Devon/ Cornwall border and love both counties, I’d love a PB copy please x


    1 Comment

    • User: Allison Randlesome

      Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 2:56 pm

      Would love to read a paper copy in my garden, in the sunshine with the sound of the Cornish sea a mile away, idea of bliss


  40. User: Donna Hines

    Posted on: 19/06/2018 at 1:01 pm

    Would love a #NetGalley copy ty


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