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Virtual Gliterary Lunch with Fern Britton

11th June 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Fern Britton

Virtual Gliterary Lunch with Fern Britton

Bestselling writer and TV presenter, Fern Britton is coming to you for lunch. Treat yourself to an hour of good books and good company - but the good food is up to you!

Eight times Sunday Times Bestselling novelist and treasured TV personality Fern Britton is coming to you for lunch.  Treat yourself to an hour of good books and good company – but the good food is up to you!  After the successes of our three recent Virtual Gliterary Lunch hours with Sophie Hannah, Ruby Wax and Lisa Jewell, we are delighted to be bringing you best-selling Fern Britton who will tell us about the inspiration behind her latest novel, Daughters of Cornwall.  From the comfort of your own home, you can ask her questions and interact with fellow Gliterary Lunchers through the chat function. 

Break up the routine of lockdown lunches and treat yourself to a Gliterary hour of good books and good company, although once again, we will have to leave the food and drink to you. 

To join us simply email  [email protected] and we will send you the crowdcast link. 

Although the event is free for all, we will be encouraging further donations to the mental health charity MIND through our Just Giving page.  

Daughters of Cornwall by Fern Britton

The Author

Fern started professional life as a stage manager, graduating to journalism and TV.  She has presented on BBC’s Ready Steady Cook and ITV’s This Morning where she won several awards, and her interviewees included Tony Blair, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dolly Parton. She also presented on The Big Allotment Challenge (BBC2), For What It’s Worth (BBC1) and Culinary Genius with Gordon Ramsay (ITV).  Fern’s novels are all set in her beloved Cornwall. She starred as Marie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical Calendar Girls in 2019. 

Fern has twin sons and two daughters. She has a motor cycle licence, an honorary doctorate for services to broadcasting and charity, and is a member of Mensa. 

Praise for Fern Britton

Her books are cherished for their warmth, wit and wisdom, and have won her legions of loyal readers. Fern was a judge for the Costa Book of the Year Award and a supporter of the Reading Agencypromoting literacy and reading.’ – Harper Collins 

The Book

  1. The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret.
  1. Caroline has spent years trying to uncover the lies buried in her family history. And once she arrives in Cornwall, the truth finally seems to be in reach. Except with storm clouds gathering on the horizon, Caroline soon learns that some secrets are best left hidden.