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  • Location: Cornwall, “Polwhipple”, Newquay

The Picture House by the Sea

The Picture House by the Sea

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The four Picture House novellas in one handy novel!

  • ISBN: 978-1471161711
  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

The picture house by the sea is the Palace at Polwhipple – a lovely art deco cinema, nestled in front of azure Cornish seas. But it is long past its heyday now, and its only saving grace is Ferrelli’s, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer, which is widely known as the best ice-cream for miles.

So when Ferdie, the owner of Ferelli’s, breaks his leg, his granddaughter Gina drops everything to come and help out. But when she arrives she is dismayed by the state of the cinema, which she remembers fondly from summer holidays when she was little, and she is determined to give it the makeover it deserves. Along with local renovation expert Ben, she sets about reviving the Palace to its former glory.
But the cinema needs more than a lick of paint. Its very future is under threat from a developer with greed in his eyes. Can Gina save the place before it is too late?

Travel Guide


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

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Picture House by the Sea

Destination: Cornwall, “Polwhipple”, Newquay Author/Guide: Holly Hepburn  Departure Time: 2000s

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