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A Seaside Affair When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their ramshackle but much loved theatre is about to be taken over by a global coffee chain Cafe au Lait they are up in arms It

  • Title: A Seaside Affair
  • Author: Fern Britton
  • ISBN: 9780007468560
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their ramshackle but much loved theatre is about to be taken over by a global coffee chain, Cafe au Lait, they are up in arms It is up to Penny Leighton to come up with a plan to save it Trevay soon finds itself at the centre of the universe when A listers arrive to take part in a charity season at thWhen the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their ramshackle but much loved theatre is about to be taken over by a global coffee chain, Cafe au Lait, they are up in arms It is up to Penny Leighton to come up with a plan to save it Trevay soon finds itself at the centre of the universe when A listers arrive to take part in a charity season at the theatre The play throws out a chance to Jess Tate, girlfriend to TV heartthrob Ryan Roberts 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

    A Seaside Affair by Fern Britton And if you re looking for a real holiday read this summer, A Seaside Affair ticks all the right boxes Don t expect amazing character developments or a highly imaginative plot, but if you love romantics novels with a heavy dose of drama, then this is just the book for you What a wonderful book, A Seaside Affair Britton, Fern Jul , A Seaside Affair is set in the lovely seaside town of Trevay, and the locals are generally a very friendly bunch of people, and the town itself sounds like a lovely place to visit But it is the theatre that I fell in love with, the history of the place, and the stories of the actors and actresses roped in to help the fight to save it. A Seaside Affair A heartwarming, gripping read from the Jul , A Seaside Affair is set in the lovely seaside town of Trevay, and the locals are generally a very friendly bunch of people, and the town itself sounds like a lovely place to visit But it is the theatre that I fell in love with, the history of the place, and the stories of the actors and actresses roped in to help the fight to save it. A Seaside Affair Fern Britton A Seaside Affair The new wonderfully warm and witty novel from Fern Britton, the much loved TV personality Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Trisha Ashley 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, Caf au Lait, they are up in arms. A Seaside Affair Audible Audio Edition Fern 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, Caf 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 A Seaside Affair Fern Britton E book Apr , Praise for A Seaside Affair A light hearted, fun and easy read that captures the essence of a family holiday in Cornwall and will make you yearn for a staycation in the West Country You ll gulp this down in a day at the beach. A seaside affair Book, WorldCat A seaside affair Fern Britton When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their ramshackle but much loved theatre is about to be taken over by a global coffee chain, Cafe au Lait, they are up in arms A seaside affair Large print book, WorldCat A seaside affair Fern Britton The new warm and witty novel from a much loved TV personalityWhen it is announced that the much loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Fern Britton Book Collection The Holiday Home, A Feb , a seaside affair When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much loved theatre is about to be closed, they are up in arms It falls to hotshot producer and vicar s wife Penny Leighton to devise a rescue plan, and she starts to pull in some serious favours. A Seaside Affair Britton, Fern Mar , A Seaside Affair is set in the lovely seaside town of Trevay, and the locals are generally a very friendly bunch of people, and the town itself sounds like a lovely place to visit But it is the theatre that I fell in love with, the history of the place, and the stories of the actors and actresses roped in to help the fight to save it.

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    1. Fern Britton

      Fern Britton, an English television presenter, was born on 17 July 1957 in Ealing, London She was educated at Dr Challoner s High School in Little Chalfont and underwent training in stage management at the Central School of Speech and Drama She is the daughter of the English actor, Tony Britton and Ruth Britton Fern Britton spent the early days of her life at Buckinghamshire Her older sister, Cherry Britton, is a script writer and her younger half brother, Jasper Britton, is an actor She is married to the celebrity chef, Phil Vickery and lives with her family at Holmer Green in Buckinghamshire.Fern Britton worked with a touring theatre company and in 1979, she started her career with Westward Television in Plymouth She worked as a newsreader and continuity announcer on Westward Diary, the nightly local bulletin Later, she switched to present BBC s Southwest news programme, Spotlight She became a known as the youngest national news presenter to present News After Noon on BBC1 Fern Britton then moved to work for TVS in Southampton, where she hosted the South edition of the news programme, Coast to Coast, together with Fred Dinenage She has also presented other programmes, like Coast to Coast People, The Television Show and Magic Moments.Since then, Fern Britton has hosted several programmes, which include Carlton Television s After Five, BBC s Breakfast Time, London News Network s London Tonight and BBC 1 s Holiday She also featured in the first two series of The Brian Conley Show and in 1994, Fern Britton went onto present the famous television cookery game show, Ready Steady Cook She hosted the show for a long span of six years until she was succeeded by chef, Ainsley Harriott She joined hands with the British television presenter, Phillip Schofield to host the famous television magazine show This Morning Since 1999, Fern Britton has been hosting the show and the couple was known for their hilarious presentation The show was a big hit and won the 2003 2004 TV Quick Award for the Best Daytime Viewing It also clinched the 2004 National Television Award for the Most Popular Daytime Show.Fern Britton anchored the Pride of Britain Awards in 2002 and was one among the panellists on the satirical panel show, Have I Got News for You In 2006, the song, The Fern Britton Experience , which featured in the album, Hang The DJ was named after her by the UK DJ Shitmat She hosted the reality television show, Soapstar Superstar, and the British Soap Awards 2006 At the Royal Albert Hall, on 31 May 2007, Fern Britton presented the Classical BRIT Awards and also co presented the British Soap Awards that year.Fern Britton anchored her own ITV1 Saturday night series, That s What I Call Television in 2007 In December 2007, she went on a secret trip to Basra to broadcast behind the scenes footage of the troops She appeared as a guest presenter for the show, Have I Got News for You on 27 April 2007 and again on 17 October 2008 On 12 January 2008, she was the winner in the first episode of Thank God You re Here, a television comedy series hosted by Paul Merton In April 2008, Fern Britton together with her colleague, Phillip Schofield was the presenter of the revived all star version of the super hit ITV show, Mr and Mrs The show was broadcast on Saturday nights as a six part series.Apart from television presentations, Fern Britton has also featured in advertisements for Ryvita Minis She performed the title role in a Cinderella pantomime in 1988 In March 1998, her first book, Fern s Family Favourites, was released and in October the following year, she launched her second book Winter Treats and Summer Delights Fern, My Story was published in November 2008 by Michael Joseph and it ranked among the Top Ten Bestseller list by The Sunday Times.

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    1. I was very lucky to win a copy of this fantastic book by Fern Britton so it had to queue jump my to read pile which has more of her books in to read.In this book me so many fabulous characters which bring the book together and you actually feel that you are staying in this lovely seaside village life.But in the first half of the story we meet Jess who is a struggling actress with an successful actor boyfriend who is going places , then we meet Brooke who is very beautiful and is the new model fo [...]


    2. There isn't anything not to enjoy about this book!! This was my first Fern Britton book and I can't wait to read her others.



    3. Lovely to go back to the lovely Cornish village and hear some more about some of the characters. Excellent characters and story line and really enjoying reading this book. The village learn a local theatre is going to be turned into a cafe so try to save it do they manage to and can people find love on the way or are they heartbroken as well. Well worth reading.


    4. Romance novel set in Cornwall (“Cornwall feeds something in the soul…”)The Pavilions Theatre in fictional Trevay is under threat. The Café au Lait conglomerate has this delapidated building in its sights for a major coffee chain revamp. But the scourge of the mulitnationals is not going to happen in this small seaside town that prides itself on its theatrical heritage, if the locals have anything to do with it! The good people of Trevay are mustering support, and this comes in from all ki [...]


    5. For the literary locations in the novel: Booktrail of A Seaside AffairFictional location – Trevay and PendrugganReal location – According to an article we found in the Cornish Guardian – Trevay was based on Port Isaac. Pendruggan is similar to St Dominick and Padstow (the Metropole hotel is said to be the inspiration for the Star Fish hotel)Ah the life of theatre in a sunny seaside town in Cornwall.The Cornish Guardian ran an article in which Fern Britton spoke of her beloved Cornwall and [...]


    6. A coffee chain is moving to the Cornish town of Trevay, their plan to take over the residents' much-loved theatre not going down well in the town. Penny Leighton, hotshot producer is tasked with coming up with a rescue plan. With help from a host of famous faces, not all of them fictional, actors soon start arriving in the town, keen to show their support and save the theatre. You know when the setting of a book is everything? That. I finished this book and wanted to pack up my things and set up [...]


    7. I didn't want to dislike this book, with which there is nothing wrong per se - it just isn't for me. Sorry, Fern, I wanted to like it (and I still think you're fab). The problem for me is that it was trying to be very Jilly Cooper (idyllic setting, large cast, upper middle class, intrigue, melodrama, a community rallying together etc.) but it had none of the wit, sass or sheer joy that Cooper provides. In this, the characters were bland and unlikeable - the rogues weren't roguish enough, the lov [...]


    8. I recieved this book as a winner of a giveaway.I enjoyed the book, lighthearted and positive easy read. As predictable it was in most parts it was nice to read something with a happy ending. Its a feel good book. All characters likeable. What annoyed me most is all the characters calling each other 'darling', I dont know if that happens in Cornwall or it's just an annoying habit of the writer. Overall, easy read storyline and plot with a happy ending. I'm not sure I would recommend to people, i [...]


    9. This is the second book by Fern Britton that I have read and even though I did enjoy it, some parts to me did feel quite rushed. There are quite a lot of characters in this book so I did find myself having to concentrate, having said that all the characters were well written and I did feel for a couple of them. It was a good story and the setting seemed idyllic. A gripping story that you wont want to put down.



    10. Had this down for holiday reading and was a good book. Sometimes when there is loads of characters I get a bit lost but didn't find that happening here.




    11. I quite enjoyed A Seaside Affair. I was looking for a fun, light read, and this book delivered exactly what I expected.There were times I got frustrated with characters who were dating/engaged to partners who treated them like rubbish, but that didn't take away from the story as I was confident there would be a happy ending. Plus, there were enough twists and turns to keep me reading.If you're looking for a light and fluffy book to read, this is a good choice.


    12. pagetostagereviews/201With its beautiful summery cover, this novel announced the season of sweltering hot beach reads to me. Though the weather in the UK was not quite up to scratch yet while I was reading it, but that didn't hamper my enjoyment of being transported to a relaxing holiday destination. I may have been slugging away at the office, but it felt like I was vacationing on those precious hours on my commute, which I spent with the villagers of Trevay.The focus on the Cornish village rem [...]


    13. What a wonderful book, this is the ultimate tale of a seaside town, banding together to try and save their much-loved, iconic Pavillions theatre, from the grips of a global coffee chain. And the town of Trevay are definitely up to the task.Although the overall outcome of the book at least in regards to the Pavillions may have been predictable almost from the time the predicament is mentioned, the story surrounding the various people in the town trying to save it, and the outside help they get, i [...]


    14. I received this book for free as part of a ' First Reads' giveaway.A Seaside Affair is set in the small Cornish village of Trevay and revolves around the attempted takeover of the local theatre by coffee chain Cafe au Lait. The locals turn to resident TV producer and newly married vicar's wife Penny Leighton and her little black book of celebrity contacts to try to save the Pavilions Theatre. Aided by best friend Helen, husband Simon and local historian Piran, Penny decides to pull in some favou [...]


    15. This is the first of Fern Britton's books I have read and it is as bubbly and cheerful as Fern herself. The small town of Trevay is exactly as most city dwellers would like to imagine Cornish small towns or villages to be. Trevay comes together as a community to stand up to the corporate baddies and save their theatre. By doing this, they not only hope to save the theatre but to strengthen the community spirit as well. Fern Britton has created a large cast of characters and between them they pro [...]


    16. I was lucky to get this book from lovereading/ for an honest review.I have not read any of Fern Britton's books but started it with and open mind and was pleasantly surprised.The old Pavilion in Trevany is falling down but when the council decide it should be sold off and made into a coffee shop the residents are furious, The rescue plan is taken up by the vicar's wife and her longstanding friend.With the help of some actors they hope to put in a show that will convince everyone the Pavilion is [...]


    17. When the residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay discover that their much loved Theatre is about to be taken over by a coffee chain they are up in arms.It's up to Penny Leighton hotshot producer and local 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 take part in a charity season at the Theatre.One of the new arrivals is Jess Tate, Girlfriend to TV h [...]


    18. A wonderful, light summer read.When the Pavilions theatre in Trevay, Cornwall is threatened with a takeover by a coffee shop chain the locals are aghast and set about saving it.Penny a hotshot tv producer and local vicar's wife tries to pull in favours from the business world, her friend Helen and her partner Piran a local historian also tries to muck in along with a whole host of outrageous characters, Ollie Pinkerton a theatre actor, Brooke Lynne an ex celeb and also one of the poster girls fo [...]


    19. Set in a small Cornish village of Trevay, the story revolves around the residents who are trying to save a local theatre from being taken over by a corporate coffee chain. It’s up to Penny, Simon, Helen and Piran to preserve this much-loved institution. The locals turn to the vicar’s wife, TV producer Penny, to call in some favours to help save the Pavilions Theatre. Penny decides to put on a fundraising show with the help of some of her celebrity friends. Ollie Pinkerton, a Shakespearean ac [...]


    20. I have just read Fern's first novel and was a little disappointed but felt that this book was much better. A good like able read. Perfect for the holidays. Well written, with good characters and plot. It took me a little to get into the story but once I had I couldn't put it down.It tells the story of a group of Cornish residents of the Cornish seaside town of Trevay, who band together to save their much-loved theatre.It is left to Penny, a hotshot producer and resident of Trevay, to come up wit [...]


    21. What a nice little book, full of sun, sea, sand and skull duggeryIn the quaint little Cornish town of Trevay, the residents are up in arms after finding out that their theatre is under threat of being turned into a cafe, This will not happen if Penny Leighton and her husband Simon the local Vicar have anything to do with it.Getting help from anyone they can, they are hoping to stop it. Caught up with the cause is Red a big star, Brooke Lynne an up and coming actress and Ryan, an English actor wh [...]


    22. I received this book in a Giveaway. (Although it took me a while to get around to reading it, oops).This is another good read from Fern. Like the others it is written in a very "posh" way. I like how the original people, Helen, Penny, Simon and Piran are involved in the book but not really the main characters at all. The story is based around the people of Trevay trying to save their falling down wreck of a theatre becoming a large national chain coffee shop. With Penny's celebrity knowledge an [...]


    23. This is the first book that I have read by Fern Britton. It was the perfect book for the first day of my holiday in the Portuguese sun! It was definitely a "I'll just read another chapter" book. There were a lot of parallel threads weaving though the story, but I found it quite easy to keep track. There is, however one place where editing has failed to spot that the wrong name was used in one sentence; I went back and read that bit three times, but it was definitely wrong! It didn't spoil the pl [...]


    24. could a change of scene change everything?in the cornish town of trevay an old theatre is about to be taken over by a coffee chain. the residents r furious and it is left to penny, a hotshot producer, to draw up a rescue plan the town is soon deluged with actors to show their support and take part in a charity season at the theatre. not forgetting the irrascible colonel withers. corrupt businessmen and councillors, top rock stars and actors, ordinary villagers who live in one another pockets - u [...]


    25. I liked this book. It didn't wow me but it also didn't bore me either. I liked Jess as a main character and her interaction with the others through out. The story line had no major twists or terns but still giving you the desire to keep reading. The writing I thought was really good and this for me is more important than the story line its self. I liked the the authors narrative and dialogue style which made my reading experience very pleasant.


    26. A great readA great leisurely read. The story started with a lot of different people in lots of different places but somehow they all seemed to come together at the right moments. Not believable in the slightest but that's what pulls you in and whisks you away. The facts that I could see about the south west seemed true to form so research had been done. If only things like that happened in reAl life!!


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