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A Seaside Affair

A Seaside Affair

Author(s): Fern Britton

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern



When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much-loved theatre is about to be taken over by coffee chain, Café au Lait, they are up in arms. It is up to Penny Leighton, hotshot producer and now happily married Cornish resident, to come up with a rescue plan. Armed with only her mobile phone and her contacts book, she starts to pull in some serious favours.

The town is soon deluged by actors, all keen to show their support and take part in a charity season at the theatre. One of the arrivals is Jess Tate, girlfriend to TV heartthrob Ryan Hearst. His career is on the rise while hers remains resolutely in the doldrums. But when opportunity comes calling, it isn’t just her career prospects that are about to change. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life – but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

(In an interview with the Cornish Guardian, 12.4.14, Fern says that elements – among others – of Port Isaac and Padstow are incorporated in the fictional Trevay, and Pendruggan took inspiration from St Dominick)

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I took this book to Cornwall on holiday and was pleased I did so. It was a great, light book to read there and certainly stirred the senses!

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