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Book review: Last Seen by Lucy Clarke

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 4th July 2017

Lucy Clarke is fast becoming a writer to watch. Last Seen, her fourth novel, is set on a remote coastline dotted with beach huts so I was entranced by the location before I even got into the story. Clarke writes brilliantly about the sea – hardly surprising since she spent her childhood holidays living in a beach hut, is married to a professional windsurfer and now lives on the south coast ...keep reading

Book review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 31st May 2016

Fern Britton makes the rest of us seem woefully inadequate. She’s one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, has completed a host of mega bike rides across Egypt, India and Cuba (raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process) and recently took part in a series of short films to highlight maternal mental illness in the UK. If all that wasn’t enough, she has also metamorphosed into a bestselling novelist. ...keep reading

The Cool Dorset Guide: Sandbanks Ferry

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 15th March 2016

One of the best things about living by the sea is having to catch a ferry to get home. Sandbanks Ferry clanks back and forth across the entrance to Poole Harbour three times an hour, linking glitzy Sandbanks to peaceful Studland, with its miles of unspoiled, sandy beaches and remote heathland walks. Three years after moving here I’m as fascinated by the ferry as ever. It has been operating since ...keep reading

The Cool Dorset Guide: The Hive Beach Café

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 22nd February 2014

The Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock has one of the most stunning locations in Dorset. Right on the edge of Chesil Bank, it has sensational views of Lyme Bay and the famous Jurassic coastline. Best of all, it’s the most perfect place for lunch I’ve discovered since we moved here. Delicious food, friendly staff and speedy service – I couldn’t fault it. We’d planned to visit the café last ...keep reading

Beach Combing – my new novella

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 16th July 2013

I’ve always loved the seaside. It’s probably down to my teenage years, when my family lived a ten-minute walk from the beach and life was an endless round of walks, picnics and chilly dips in the sea. So when Endeavour Press asked me to write a novella of 20,000 words with a seaside setting I jumped at the chance. And so Beach Combing was born. The e-book is available for ...keep reading