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Singing in the Rain at the Picture House by the Sea

Singing in the Rain at the Picture House by the Sea

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Book two in the Polwhipple set series

  • ISBN: B01HYA5FA8
  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Gina has returned to her grandparents in the picturesque Cornish town of Polwhipple, to help run the Italian family’s ice-cream business while her grandfather recovers from an accident.

Dismayed to find her old haunt from childhood visits to Polwhipple, the little picture house by the sea, in a state of disrepair, Gina is determined to help. Long past its heyday now, the little art deco cinema needs all the love it can get. With the help of her old friend Ben, Gina goes to the town’s committee to ask for funding to renovate the hearthstone of Polwhipple’s community. And what better way to prove the little picture house’s worth, than by throwing another fantastic themed screening, complete with an exotic new Ferrelli flavour…

But Ben’s activities are closely watched by his old flame, the venomous Rose Arundell, who is determined to get her claws into him once more. Rose is used to getting what she wants – the trouble is, Gina is starting to wonder if she and Rose want the same thing…

Travel Guide

Visit Cornwall


Polwhipple is sadly a fictional place but is set somewhere near Newquay and Fistral Beach. It sounds such a delightful place as there are yellow sandy beaches, ice cream parlours with ice cream flavours to die for – pina colada and brown bread flavour anyone? The art of gelato is a sacred one and a dying art for one family who are very keen to keep it alive.

Imagine eating at the Mermaid’s Tail Inn,getting an ice cream from the parlour of magical flavours, spend hours in the Ocean Pearl bookshop and step inside the vintage magic of the Picture house by the Sea?

Mewgan Porth

A nice little place up the coast and this is where Ferdie gets a holiday rent. A nice place to stay and there are many caravans and holiday homes to stay in. It’s not far from the other villages and easy to drive back and forth to Newquay or why not tack the South West Path as Ferdie does. Windier but a lot more scenic


The place to go which is said to be a bit more showy compared to Polwhipple but it’s where Ferdie bumps into Ben again so head on down here yourself, pretend to surf and who knows who you might meet

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