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I was rather excited as I have grown up with her on television, but I wasn't sure whether her cosy personality would shine through the novel or not.

I loved getting to know Penny and all the other people in Pendruggan, including her new neighbours Adam and Kit. Our Adult Fiction Books, Range includes Classics Novels, Comic Books, Crime, Thriller, Mystery Novels, General Fiction, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction and War. But, if I had to choose what I loved most about Fern Britton's novel, it would have to be how relatable the storyline was.

People are made of light and shade, and can have a darker side if they have had a troubled background, but Penny wants to give her family a better life than she had, and is essentially a good person. I don’t think I would be alone in wanting to know what happens next for new GP Adam and his cousin Kit who live next door to the vicarage, not to mention the clinic receptionist/part time nanny Ella and her brother Henry. That is how good I think the writing is - when you want to throttle a particular character on one page and sweep up another into a hug on the next.

I would love to get to know some of the other characters in more depth, or get to discover what eventually happened to some of the other threads in this book - such as the storylines about Ella and Henry, Adam and Kit etc. It isn't like she's a brand new author either, I mean, at least five years of novels, and I still didn't pick one up? All the threads of the tale come together and tie in nicely but there is an abrupt ending which leads on very nicely to another instalment covering Ella’s story. Between the two ladies, Penny and Ella, I found myself more engrossed in Penny's as it seemed that the storyline was more focused on her life, as well as her past.Taken under Penny’s broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. Alongside the present day story we also have chapters interspersed which describe Penny’s childhood and her very close relationship with her father which give us a background detail on how Penny came to be the strong independent character we find living in Cornwall, and explains a lot about why she is less than welcoming when her estranged sister comes back into her life after such a long time. Penny's father passed away when she was a young girl and Penny never had a good relationship with her mother and sister. When an opportunity comes Ella's way, she can't turn it down and finds herself living back in Cornwall.

When Simon engages the services of a nanny, Ella, as a way of helping Penny, it only serves to push her further away from him and from Jenna. Prudence, hard-nosed businesswoman married to the meek and mild Francis, is about to get a shock reminder that you should never take anything for granted. Through Penny’s childhood memories we see how the two girls were treated very differently, especially by their mother, and Suzie was clearly the favourite. Fern, My Story was published in November 2008 by Michael Joseph and it ranked among the Top Ten Bestseller list by The Sunday Times.Penny used to be a tv producer with her own production company and live a glamorous life in London; of men, eating out, pampering herself, power lunches and flying all over the world on business and pleasure.

The sale of customised goods or perishable goods, sealed audio or video recordings, or software, which has been opened. She joined hands with the British television presenter, Phillip Schofield to host the famous television magazine show This Morning.

Along with the main characters there is of course all the secondary ones and the lovely quirikness of village life that jumps off the page along with the setting and the scenery - what more could you want in a book? For anyone who may not know (I have a lot of followers from overseas) Fern is a well known TV personality in the UK and this always comes through in my mind when I read her books. Some of the characters I have met already as I have read the previous novels so felt as though I was back there with friends. 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. One small criticism: as I was nearing the end of the book there were a lot of quite dramatic events – I was almost reading through my fingers!



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