Below is an extract from an article which appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday 31 July by Veronica Henry.
Photo by Peter Bright
In praise of impulse buying
‘I was 22 when it started, one Saturday afternoon. With a coat the colour of Golden Shred and a flaxen mane and tail, Marmalade was for sale for the princely sum of £800. I hadn’t the money, nor anywhere to keep him, nor had I much of an idea how to look after a horse. But by six o’clock that evening he was mine.
His purchase caused uproar, chaos and consternation. But I didn’t care. I was high on a cocktail of euphoria, excitement and adrenalin. My nearest and dearest pleaded with me to cancel the cheque, but I was resolute. I woke the next morning knowing life was never going to be quite the same.’ Read more…
Have you ever wanted to write a novel? A day with best selling novelist Veronica Henry, to learn a few tricks of the trade.
Charity Auction – West Buckland Festival
Lot 6: An intense and stimulating workshop for a group of two or four individuals given by the best selling author of ‘The Beach Hut’. This is a workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing. Read more…
Bidders are invited to make secret, silent bids from 15th August – see details below. You may place an email bid here.
The objectives of the West Buckland Festival are to:
Provide music, art and entertainment for the purpose of enriching the lives of people in North Devon and raise monies for the upkeep of St Peter’s Church, West Buckland and to provide additional funding for another Charity or Charities chosen by the Festival Committee each year.
In 2011, the Festival Committee will make an allocation of surplus funds to the North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Unit Appeal, to the PCC of St Peter’s Church and to East Buckland and West Buckland Village Hall.
Some 5,000 cancer patients attend North Devon District Hospital each year for chemotherapy. The care and attention are good, but the surroundings aren’t. This vital Appeal is to raise £2m+ to create a purpose designed Unit that is comfortable and welcoming. We hope that you will give as generously as possible and support the Festival so that we can give as much as possible to this Appeal.
The Birthday Party
Published by Orion 21 July 2011
Delilah Rafferty has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the full glare of the media spotlight. Now, from the luxurious comfort of her beautiful kitchen, Delilah is planning her birthday party, a night that will see a star-studded gathering of friends and family celebrate in traditional Rafferty style. But she has more on her mind than just invitations… Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can’t refuse. But will that mean he’ll succumb to the temptations he’s struggled so hard to resist for the last ten years – beautiful women and too much wine? And Delilah’s three daughters, Coco, Violet and Tyger, are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. For although the Rafferty girls might look like angels, they are only human. As with all families, there are secrets and rivalries bubbling away, and on one gloriously starry night, it’s all going to come spilling out This is your invitation to a birthday party of the year…
To celebrate the publication of The Beach Hut by Veronica Henry and all things summery Orion are giving away a ‘lust after’ beach hut summer survival kit full of gorgeous goodies. Be the envy of everyone on the beach this summer! Perfect for those long, hot lazy days…
The lucky winner will receive:
- A copy of this year’s hottest read, The Beach Hut by Veronica Henry
- Stylish John Lewis Deckchair
- Beach Towel
- John Lewis Picnic Cooler and rug
- Weber Compact Barbecue
- Deliciously sweet ‘Beach Hut Rock’
- Dinky ‘Beach Hut Keyring’
- ‘Beach Hut Mousemat’ so you can escape to the beach hut wherever you are…
Simply answer the following question:
What is the name of the beach where The Beach Hut is set? – Click here to win