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The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

Author(s): Veronica Henry

Location(s): Woolacombe

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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On Everdene Sands, a row of beach huts holds the secrets of the families who own them – secrets of unrequited love, plain old-fashioned lust, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hopes… ‘FOR SALE: a rare opportunity to purchase a beach...

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The Lost Garden

The Lost Garden

Author(s): Helen Humphreys

Location(s): Devon, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW2

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It’s Spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen Davis, a young horticulturist, leaves the city for the Devon countryside. In charge of a troop of Land Girls, her job is to rebuild the grounds of...

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A Game for All the Family

A Game for All the Family

Author(s): Sophie Hannah

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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After escaping form Muswell Hill in London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon. But soon after the move, her daughter Ellen...

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The Admiral’s Daughter (8)

The Admiral’s Daughter (8)

Author(s): Julian Stockwin

Location(s): Cornwall, Devon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1800s

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1803. Tensions are escalating again between England and France. While the Royal Navy launches reconnaissance, rescue missions and spies on the continent, French privateer ships are lurking in English waters poised to strike at British trade. Smugglers, perilous storms...

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The Book of Summers

The Book of Summers

Author(s): Emylia Hall

Location(s): Devon, Hungary, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 1980s onwards

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Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before. Entitled The Book of Summers, it’s stuffed with photographs and mementos complied...

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The House by the Sea

The House by the Sea

Author(s): Santa Montefiore

Location(s): Devon, Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1966 forward to 2009

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The Italian storyline begins in 1966 with Floriana, a ten-year-old girl who lives with her drunken father in a small village in Tuscany. 2009 we meet Marina, a woman in her fifties who runs a hotel on the Devon...

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The Last Night

The Last Night

Author(s): Cesca Major

Location(s): Devon, Lynmouth

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern and 1952

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In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, passing the time in peace and hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw...

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The Swallow and the Hummingbird

The Swallow and the Hummingbird

Author(s): Santa Montefiore

Location(s): Argentina, Devon

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

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When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her as they had planned. But the boy who joined the RAF has returned a man, and a...

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Whatever it Takes

Whatever it Takes

Author(s): Adele Parks

Location(s): Dartmouth, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so it is a momentous day when she reluctantly agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can finally live in his. There are compensations, however....

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A Very Big House in the Country

A Very Big House in the Country

Author(s): Claire Sandy

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he’s loaded (despite two...

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