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Daughters of Cornwall

Narrated by: Fern Britton
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Summary

The number one Sunday Times best-selling novel! Three women. A chance to rewrite history....

1918.

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....

1939.

Hannah has always been curious about her mother’s mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War casts everything in a new light. As the bombs begin to fall, Hannah and her brothers are determined to do their bit for the war effort – whatever the cost. 

2020.

Caroline has long been the keeper of her family’s secrets. But now, with her own daughter needing her more than ever, it’s time to tell the truth – to show Natalie that she comes from a long line of women who have weathered the storms of life, as hardy and proud as the rugged Cornish coastline....

From the Sunday Times best-selling author comes a sweeping, epic novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and lies and a love that lasts a lifetime....

©2020 Fern Britton (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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wonderful read loved it

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thank you fern x wonderful x x

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Didn’t want it to end

I adored this book. The characters, the love story, the history. In addition, finding out the story was based (loosely) on author’s real family made it even better. Two days on after finishing & I’m still thinking about the characters & wondering what they are up to.

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Excellent read

A very emotional read, Clara was a real mother, with a true mother's care and love.

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  • 27-07-20

As good as always

Fern Britton has never failed me, as long as she narrates her own books. Great story from start to end. Easy listening, drawn to the characters and their lives and good storyline throughout.

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my first ever audio book and I really enjoyed it.

my first ever audio book. I really enjoyed it, lovely story, read really well. finished in 3 days.

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Loved this book

I was hesitant to use up a credit on this book as a couple of friends had not enjoyed Fern’s previous novels, but I was glad I ignored them! Great story and Fern’s narration added to my enjoyment of it.

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Not my favorite.

I have to say it's not my favourite book. The start was enjoyable but then I got bored. It didn't flow and it felt always the same, with a sad tone that does not change throughout the story. Too many unnecessary descriptions of everything which makes the story slow, and lost my interest.

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ok but a bit twee

Worth listening to ,but could have been shorter . like the beginning and felt I needed to know how the relationship started with Bertie's brother

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Brilliant

loved it! fern reads so well she brought it alive. i cried at the end i was so involved

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Brilliant.

most enjoyable book, lovely, warm hearted story and read beautifully by Fern Cotton.
Want to read the next Fern Cotton book.