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Publisher Description

You will love this best-selling novel by Sunday Times best-selling author Fern Britton. The perfect escape to Cornwall, for fans of Katie Fforde and Celia Imrie.

Helen Merrifield decides to start afresh and put her old life behind her in the picture-postcard Cornish village of Pendruggan. Throwing herself into the local scene, Helen finds herself at the mercy of the rather desperate Vicar, but she is secretly drawn to the brooding local historian, Piran.

Meanwhile, Helen’s best friend, Penny, decides that the village is the perfect setting for her new TV series. When the cast and crew descend, the village is thrown into a tizzy, but Helen has her hands full fending off her philandering ex-husband, who seems determined to charm his way back into her bed.

Should Helen hold on to the past? Or will Cornwall give her something new to treasure?

Pendruggan: A Cornish village with secrets at its heart


Praise for New Beginnings

’little corker of a book!’ Heat

‘Fern Britton has transferred her fun and friendly charm to the page’ Good Housekeeping

‘hugely entertaining novel’ The Ticket

‘A rollicking good read!’ Best

Praise for Fern: My Story

'Compelling and utterly candid' Daily Mail

'Fern is a survivor' Good Housekeeping

'A must-read! the mother of daytime TV opens up' Heat

'I defy anyone to read this and ultimately not to feel buoyed with optimism in this hugely readable autobiography we are reminded of just why we love her' Sunday Express

‘A page-turner’ Woman Magazine

‘Every bit as warm and sharp as her debut’ The Mirror

‘A fun, life affirming tale’ Good Housekeeping Magazine

‘Charming, quirky and entertaining’ Closer

About the author

Fern Britton is the highly acclaimed author of seven Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her books are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won Fern legions of loyal readers.
Fern has been a judge for the Costa Book of the Year Award and is a supporter of the Reading Agency, promoting literacy and reading.
A hugely popular household name through iconic shows such as This Morning and Fern Britton Meets…, Fern is also a much sough-after presenter and radio host. She has now turned her hand to theatre and is currently touring with Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls.
Fern lives with her husband, Phil Vickery, and her four children in Buckinghamshire and Cornwall.

To find out more, connect with her at www.fern-britton.com, @Fern Britton and facebook.com/officialfernbritton.

Fern Britton
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March 29

Customer Reviews

Punkafsh ,

Gentle, easy listening and touching

A touching and credible story of a woman looking for a new beginning. It resonated with me - a 40+ at that same place - and even though it was a tad predictable I still loved it. Thought the Titanic link was a bit tenuous though.

Made the gardening much more enjoyable and Fern's voice is obviously well known and has a gentle comforting sing song ring to it.
Highly recommended

Listen with lou ,


This book was fabulous. I haven't enjoyed a book so much for a long time. It was well written, heartwarming, exciting and funny. It made it all the more enjoyable by having it read by Fern herself. The words were spoken in exactly the way she intended them to be, and it really made it for me. This is the first novel of Fern's I have bought and I am just abt to buy New Beginnings. I am sure I will love that too. Well done Fern, another credible string to your bow!

Taylor1977 ,


Really enjoyed this book.. Having a Cornish background.. Did chuckle a bit at the Cornish slang! Fern has a very
delightful voice.