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Rebecca Shaw was a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lived with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she found plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. Rebecca sadly passed away in 2015.
Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris, is visiting from Brazil and causing trouble in the village. For Ford and Mercedes Barclay, returning to the village after all these years is a big step. Will they be welcomed or shunned? And will Ford be able to convince people he's a changed man? Meanwhile, poor Fran Charter-Plackett has some important decisions to make about her future. With all her siblings having flown the nest, the pressure is on to decide what to do with her life. And when her parents discover Fran's shocking secret, things really start to get messy...
At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say...While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk. Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?
October 2011 Book of the Month. Village life, gossip and scandal continue in the 15th Turnham Malpas saga. This time a handsome and charming newcomer brings mixed fortunes to the village. Highly readable cozy but not too sweet. Turnham Malpas series:1. The New Rector2. Talk of the Village3. Village Matters4. The Village Show5. Village Secrets6. Scandal in the Village7. Village Gossip8. Trouble in the Village9. A Village Dilemma10. Intrigue in the Village11. Whispers In The Village12. A Village Feud13. The Village Green Affair14. The Village Newcomers15. A Village Deception
If you are new to this series the books do stand alone but there are recurring characters so you may well want to start from the beginning before or after reading this one. A lovely tale of village comings and goings and the arrival of newcomers in the close knit community sets tongues wagging. Gentle, cosy entertainment.
More village life in Turnham Malpas with familiar characters and a surprise new one … plus plenty of trouble. Comparison: Miss Read, Erica James.
This lovely author writes two series, Barleybridge which are veterinary orientated, and this one, a Turnham Malpas novel centring on the church. They are gentle, warm, full of gossip and very infectious. Also available as an audiobook in CD or Cassette format.
The eleventh instalment from the village of Turnham Malpas sees the residents facing life without their rector …Rebecca’s novels contain more drama than the average soap – for gossip, scandal and secrets there’s nothing better than curling up with a Rebecca Shaw. Comparison: Elvi Rhodes, Miss Read, Maureen Lee. Similar this month: Mary Jane Staples.
Rebeccaâ€™s novels contain more drama than the average soap â€“ for gossip, scandal and secrets thereâ€™s nothing better than curling up with a Rebecca Shaw. Thereâ€™s definitely an element of â€˜Eastenders gone countryâ€™. The inhabitants of Turnham Malpas are raising funds for their rector who has gone on a mission to Africa, via hysterical means - there's an upmarket pyjama party, a hair dyeing competition, midnight skinny dipping and an afternoon at the Big House watching horse racing at Longchamps on a huge screen, drinking champagne, with more race money than they dreamed of riding on a horse called Major Malpas and all whilst the locum rector is smitten with a married man in the village of Turnham Malpas. Rebecca Shaw has given us a hugely readable and enjoyable novel. She is a master at mixing pathos with humour and the excitement she instils in this engaging story makes this one, one of her very best. Fans of those brilliant novels by Miss Read will love Rebecca Shawâ€™s village of Turnham Malpas. Comparisons: Miss Read, Amanda Brookfield
One of her series of ‘Barleybridge’ novels centred on the vetinary practise. It is a wonderfully pacey and tender novel in which Rebecca Shaw weaves her magic around the animals and the people, bringing them to life and sharing with us their troubles and triumphs. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in either CD or cassette format. This title is also available as an Audiobook in CD format.
Rebecca Shaw’s books are a like an updated version of the Miss Read novels. Life revolves around the village of Turnham Malpas, this first follows the arrival of the new rector and his wife and although these novels have the gentleness of Miss Read they are slightly edgier with some of the subject matter. Luckily there are plenty to keep you going as once you finish the first book you want to immediately start the next in the series.
This is the second in the Turnham Malpas series and Shaw develops the characters from the first as well as bringing in new intriguing ones. She is a very good story teller which is why you find yourself so immersed in the lives of these characters and glad that there is another book to read afterwards.
In the middle of a sultry summer heatwave, the inhabitants of Barleybridge find love, conflict and much more... When Kate worked at the Barleybridge practice, she had thought herself in love with Scott. But that was years ago and she is over him now - or so she thinks. When she returns to the practice, she is alarmed to discover that suddenly, yet again, she is completely besotted with him. Some things at the practice have changed: there's a new vet, Virginia, who seems to go out of her way to criticise and upset Kate, not to mention upsetting the clients. But Virginia is not all she seems. Scott, very much in love with his wife Zoe, hates the idea that they have not yet had a second child. Convinced that the fault is not his, he refuses to seek help. The ensuing rows with Zoe drive a wedge between them. Will he look to someone else for comfort? Kate hopes that he might...
A heart-warming standalone novel from Sunday Times bestseller Rebecca Shaw about the importance of family and being there for one another - perfect for fans of Lilian Harry, Rosie Clark, Alexandra Brown and Cathy Woodman. 'A very gifted storyteller and that is quite an art' Sunday Telegraph * Myra and Graham Butler lead the kind of lives where everything is neat, tidy and predictable. That is until they're named guardians to their young nephews. Myra makes it clear she doesn't want the responsibility. After a terrible loss early in their marriage, she vowed never to open her heart again, and has turned her back on friends and family since. Now she has two children and a rabbit turning her house - and her heart - upside down. It will take danger, more heartbreak and a small dog for Myra and Graham to realise that, even if you don't know what you're doing, sometimes love is enough. That they're going to need help to muddle through. That, sometimes, it takes a village. *
It's a time of turmoil for the village of Turnham Malpas... Peter and Caroline Harris live a comfortable life at the rectory, but their cosy world is shaken up when Caroline's old flame Morgan Jefferson appears. He's intent on convincing her to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - in America. What's more, it looks like Caroline's career isn't the only thing Morgan is interested in. Newlyweds Chris and Deborah Templeton seem to be the perfect union. The old, unpredictable Chris has been replaced by a kinder and gentler man, yet he's still plagued by doubt. Where does Deborah disappear to for days on end? Why won't she tell her husband? After the tragic death of his young grandson, Ron Bissett is further devastated when he loses his wife. Sheila Bissett has taken her own life, and no one can fathom why. But when an unexpected letter is received, it soon becomes clear that Sheila was hiding far darker secrets than anyone ever knew.
In Rebecca Shaw's latest scintillating tale of village life, hearts will be broken, families reunited and long-hidden secrets will finally come to light. You can't escape your past. At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say . . . While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk. Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?
An original ebook-exclusive novel from Rebecca Shaw, bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas novels.With shenanigans, misunderstandings and comic moments galore, a group of amateur dramatic players struggle to put on a play and get everything ready for their opening night in this warm, witty novel from Rebecca Shaw.
A falu izzik a pletykatol, es Turnham Malpasban semmi sem az, aminek latszik. A Kiralyi Tolgyben a szokasos evodes elkeseredett perpatvarra valik, amikor Caroline konfliktust okoz egy osi hagyomany miatt. Es mi a helyzet a ferjevel, Peterrel, a falu plebanosaval? Igaz, amit rola es a ramenos, uj jovevenyrol, Venetia Mayerrol beszelnek? Meg az idosebb lakok sem menekulnek a pletyka elol, amikor a Baxter noverek kulonc eletmodja kegyetlen talalgatasok targyava valik. Es milyen gonoszsag olalkodik az ablakok mogott, amely majdnem egy gyermek eletet koveteli?Peternek muszj flretennie a sajt gondjait, s minden befolyst latba kell vetnie, hogy egyestse a falu lakit - amg r nem jn, hogy ppen az elhallgatott titkok okoznak babont, A rletet s tragdit. Rebecca Shaw nagysikerA sorozata Turnham Malpas nevA angliai falvacskrl s lakosairl szl. A magval ragad trtnetek hihetetlen izgalmakkal teli olvassi lmnyt grnek. Ha tetszettek Agatha Raisin s Hamish Macbeth trtnetei, ne hagyd ki ezt a sorozatot sem!
"e;Turnham Malpas ujdonsult lelkesze fiatal, energikus es roppant jokepu. A neve Peter Harris.A helyi gyulekezet tagjait megismerve Peter raebred, hogy a faluban sokkal mozgalmasabb az elet, mint amire szamitott. A lakoknak eppen a csokonyos Sharon okoz fejfajast, de gyogyitoan hat rajuk a Charter-Plackett csalad, akik csinos kis delikat uzletet rendeztek be a regi, szakadt kisbolt helyen. Feltunik meg a tragikus sorsu Suzy Meadows is, aki harom gyereket nevel ferje ongyilkossaga utan. Gyaszaban Suzy Petertol ker tamogatast, az uj lelkesz pedig komoly dilemmaba kerul.Mindekozben a falut megrazza egy ijeszto vegkifejlettel zarulo zaklatassorozat es egy rejtelyes gyilkossag.Peter lelkeszi szerepe valsagosabb helyzetbe jut, mint valaha, de ennek ellenere legyozi demonait - az esemenyek viszont meg igy is romba donthetik az eletet.Rebecca Shaw nagysikeru sorozata Turnham Malpas nevu angliai falvacskarol es lakosairol szol. A magaval ragado tortenetek hihetetlen izgalmakkal teli olvasasi elmenyt igernek.Ha tetszettek Agatha Raisin es Hamish Macbeth tortenetei, ne hagyd ki ezt a sorozatot sem!"e;
With Rebecca Shaw's trademark warm storytelling and eye for character, this is a perfect summer read.The House at Spinnaker Cove is reminiscent of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. A haunting story of a young woman moving to a glorious beachside house only to find something sinister has occurred there previously. As she gradually gets to know the locals, she begins to piece together a dark story.
The Adventures of Little Mike Brown follows a penguin named Mike who wants to see the world. Mike and his friend Billy go to a different place in each adventure with clues along the way. This book includes the first three adventures in a series of adventures. Recommended for ages 1-3.
Sixteen warm and witty tales of village life from a much-loved author.Comprises of: THE NEW RECTOR; TALK OF THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE MATTERS; THE VILLAGE SHOW; VILLAGE SECRETS; SCANDAL IN THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE GOSSIP; TROUBLE IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE DILEMMA; INTRIGUE IN THE VILLAGE; WHISPERS IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE FEUD; THE VILLAGE GREEN AFFAIR; VILLAGE NEWCOMERS; A VILLAGE DECEPTION; A VILLAGE IN JEOPARDY.
Rivalries flare and scandal abounds in bestselling author Rebecca Shaw's sparkling tale of love, loyalty and village life. The villagers of Turnham Malpas are in for a shock. With Sir Ralph now dead, his fortune and title go to newcomer, Johnny Templeton. Johnny could not be more different from his well-loved predecessor, and he soon finds himself in conflict with the long-standing members of Turnham Malpas. Meanwhile, there are two other villagers in crises, but theirs is a much more private issue. Marcus and Alice March have longed for a child for years. But when Alice finally becomes pregnant, there are those in the village who question the child's paternity. After all, Alice has grown very close to Johnny... As gossip begins to circulate, Alice must make the most difficult of decisions - whether to follow her heart or her morals.
Friendship, a newcomer - and romance ... from the author of THE VILLAGE GREEN AFFAIR. When Seb joins Barleybridge, the last thing on his mind is romance. Keen to settle into his first real job and make a good impression he embraces the working life of a country vet. He has almost forgotten his high maintenance ex-girlfriend Carly and concentrates on settling down to a job he really loves. Seb is to find that his expertise with animals and their owners leads to a friendship with the upper-class Jilly and rather more than that with Maggie whose family is heartbroken when he diagnoses their alpacas with TB. But when a surprise meeting in the Practice itself turns his world upside down...
Another intriguing slice of village life from the bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas and Barleybridge series. There is a mystery surrounding the invitation by Craddock Fitch to the Big House. It is billed as a celebration of his business, but when everyone is assembled, they find that it is a lavish wedding reception for two very surprising people. With these festivities over, the inhabitants of Turnham Malpas are thrown into preparations of a different nature. It is the 150th anniversary of the village school and Kate, the head teacher, is arranging a big event. She enthusiastically starts making plans, but there is one problem of which she is unaware. In asking the previous head teachers to attend, she has unwittingly placed the rector and his wife Caroline in an impossible situation...
At the busy veterinary practice in Barleybridge, it's not just the animals who need loving care and attention... The lively Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital is bustling with energy. Everyone is working hard to make sure that sick animals in the surgery and on the farms are treated. But at the same time, some of the staff are coping with crises in their personal lives. Kate is worrying about her exam results and hoping she can get into veterinary college. Dan's wife's baby is due any moment. Letty is worried that she may be terminally ill but is afraid to tell anyone. Joy finds that she is still in love with Mungo, a fact that finally compels her husband Duncan to leave home. Rhodri is deeply in love with Megan, a local farmer's daughter, but she can't marry him because she is committed to caring for her elderly father. A wonderfully pacy, funny but tender novel about life in the country.
A dilemma divides the village...From the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Turnham Malpas and Barleybridge series. An unwelcome visitor arrives in Turnham Malpas. Why is Bryn Fields - who fled four years ago under the worst possible circumstances - back? And what are his plans for the village? For the rector and his wife, Peter and Caroline, there are more serious problems to cope with when their twins start asking about their real mother. Having accepted her husband's indiscretion ten years ago, Caroline finds that facing up to it again now is almost more than she can bear...
There's a new vet in Barleybridge, and before long the usually calm practice is rife with anxiety and tension... There's trouble afoot in Barleybridge. The vets' practice, which normally runs so smoothly, is disrupted by the new locum, Dan, who seems to be annoying just about everyone with his abrupt manner and unreasonable demands. And when he succeeds in losing an important client through his arrogant attitude, the wives connected to the practice are determined that something has to be done. But Kate, who works at the practice, finds she rather likes Dan's no-nonsense approach, despite what everyone thinks of him. Then, when she is suddenly confronted by a devastating tragedy at home, it is Dan, with a sad secret of his own, who helps her come to terms with her new situation...