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  • Location: Cornwall (Fictional Pennfleet)

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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2000s: Oh to spend a long weekend in a lovely hotel in the Cornish village of Pennfleet

  • ISBN: 978-1409135463
  • Genre: Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Claire Marlowe owns ‘The Townhouse by the Sea’  in the lovely seaside town of Pennfleet. Life there is going well and there’s the nice charismatic chef Luca as well who cooks up the delicious local food. But one day, an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her world upside down.

There’s also an awful lot of baggage which comes in and out of the hotel and not every piece is from inside a suitcase. There’s a man trying to make amends for an affair, a couple looking for an escape and someone else who is looking for the key to her future.

One long, hot weekend in Pennfleet will sort them out.

Travel Guide


Pennfleet is sadly fictional but it is heavily based and inspired by Fowey. There’s a lovely harbour and hotels and pubs which could quite easily be Neptune’s Pub and the Town house.

The front cover of High Tide is certainaly Front Street or somewhere very similar and the Long weekend cover is the lovely cove of Fowey where you can see boats and ferries floating from one side of river to the other.

Pennfleet is separated into two  – there the side that could be called Boden-on – Sea then there’s the grimy gird of uncared-for-second houses totally out of keeping with the maritime idyll it overlooked.

But for the most part, it’s the hotel, the village that is their playground for the summer, where the shops sell overpriced jewelry, but where the hotel is a haven for truth, relaxation, sharing, relaxing and sorting out your life.

Streetview Maps

C) Pennfleet - the cover from High Tide
D) Pennfleet - The hotel or Neptune Inn?

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: High Tide

Destination: Pennfleet, Cornwall  Departure Time: 2000s  

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