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  • Location: Cornwall, Scilly Isles

Summer on the Little Cornish Isles

Summer on the Little Cornish Isles

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Summer can change everything

  • ISBN: 978-0008253417
  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Poppy has always loved Cornwall – the crisp sea air, the welcoming community. So when her boyfriend Dan suggests they leave their office jobs and take over the Starfish Studio on the Isles of Scilly, Poppy doesn’t need asking twice.

But things don’t go to plan when Dan dumps her, weeks before they’re due to move. Determined not to give up, Poppy accepts the help of local photographer Jake, her landlord’s grandson. But Jake is distracted by a loss from his past.

Can they turn the crumbling gallery into a success in time for tourist season? And will a summer on the little Cornish Isles mend just the studio – or Poppy’s heart too?

Travel Guide



The Phillipa Ashley guide to the Scilly Isles

Scilly is an archipelago of five tiny inhabited islands and hundreds of rocky islets, situated in the Atlantic 28 miles south west of Land’s End. The whole place is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only 2,200 people live there.

As a wordsmith, the intriguing names of the islands were enough to give the place mythical status in my eyes. In fact, some people have speculated that St Mary’s, St Martin’s, St Agnes, Tresco and Bryher were once part of the lost land of Lyonesse that features in the Arthurian legends. On a clear day, you can actually see them from the cliffs around Land’s End.

Scilly is unique and small community and I wouldn’t want anyone to think I had used real people or business in my books which is why The Little Cornish Isles are a blend of fantasy and reality.

As I’ve said in the Author Note to the new series:

I’ll leave it to you, the reader, to decide where Scilly ends and the Little Cornish Isles begin.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Summer on the Little Cornish Isles

Destination:  Cornwall, Scilly Isles  Author/Guide: Phillipa Ashley Departure Time: 2000s

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