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Grassy dunes, powder blue skies – this is the next best thing to a holiday

A Day at the Beach Hut: Stories and Recipes Inspired by Seaside Life by Veronica Henry

Don’t despair if this year’s holiday plans have been scuppered by lockdown because fabulous feel-good storyteller Veronica Henry is ready to whisk us away to the coastal joys and sunshine food of Everdene Sands, a place that offers comfort to the heart, mind and soul.

A Day at the Beach Hut: Stories and Recipes Inspired by Seaside Life is the tasty new book in Henry’s much-loved series featuring the good folk who own beach huts in beautiful Everdene… and it’s the perfect panacea for the pandemic.

Best enjoyed with the sun on your back and a glass in your hand, this delicious collection of eight original short stories and over 50 tasty recipes will transport you to the golden sands of Everdene for a perfect day at the beach hut.

On a shimmering summer’s day on the coast, the waves are calling, the picnic basket is packed, and change is in the air.

Veronica Henry

A family enjoy their last holiday at a much-loved beach hut, the tide brings in an old face – and a new temptation – while a writer’s retreat is shaken up by a surprise arrival.

The simple pleasures of the seaside compete with the Instagram dream as a couple’s future is turned upside down, and a celebratory evening takes a stormy turn. And as the sun sets, an unexpected romance is simmering…

With stories played out against a backdrop of grassy dunes, powder blue skies and a turquoise sea, recipes for windswept breakfasts and romantic seafood dinners under the stars, and the ten best beach hut board games, this is the next best thing to a real seaside holiday!

(A Day at the Beach Hut: Stories and Recipes Inspired by Seaside Life by Veronica Henry, Orion, paperback, £7.99)

Pam Norfolk
Pam Norfolk has been writing book reviews for over ten years, including for the Wordsworth Trust. She has also worked as a reporter and sub-editor on regional and national newspapers.

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