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Rebecca Shaw - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Rebecca Shaw

Village Fortunes

Village Fortunes

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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...

Village Rumours

Village Rumours

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

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?

Other books by Rebecca Shaw

The Love of a Family

The Love of a Family

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

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. *

Mystery in the Village

Mystery in the Village

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

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.

Village Rumours

Village Rumours

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

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?

Village Fortunes

Village Fortunes

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

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...

Curtain Up

Curtain Up

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

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.

Ordogi pletyka

Ordogi pletyka

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2014

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!

Az uj lelkesz

Az uj lelkesz

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2014

"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;

House at Spinnaker Cove

House at Spinnaker Cove

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2014

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.

Adventures of Little Mike Brown

Adventures of Little Mike Brown

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2014

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.

Rebecca Shaw - The Turnham Malpas Collection

Rebecca Shaw - The Turnham Malpas Collection

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2013

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.

A Village in Jeopardy

A Village in Jeopardy

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

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.

Love in the Country

Love in the Country

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2009

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...

One Hot Country Summer

One Hot Country Summer

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2007

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...

Intrigue In The Village

Intrigue In The Village

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2004

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...

Country Lovers

Country Lovers

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2003

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 Village Dilemma

A Village Dilemma

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2002

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...

Country Wives

Country Wives

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2002

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...

A Country Affair

A Country Affair

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2001

Reissue of the first Barleybridge novel, set in a veterinary practice, by the author of the Turnham Malpas series. Kate arrives at Barleybridge Veterinary Practice on her first day as the new receptionist. The hills rise almost immediately from the edge of the car park, and dotted all over the slopes are grazing sheep. Turning round she can see the town, which has now crept up the foothills, making the practice the last bit of civilisation before the hills. The setting is idyllic. Kate quickly gets to know the other staff, and becomes engrossed in the work and drawn into the lives of her colleagues and those of the animals and their owners. But as she gets more and more involved with the practice, Kate realises she has a very difficult decision to make...

Trouble in the Village

Trouble in the Village

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2000

All is not well in the Rectory of Turnham Malpas...Another delightful story of village life by the ever perceptive Rebecca Shaw. When the people of Turnham Malpas realise that all is not as it should be between Peter, the rector, and his wife Caroline, the smooth running of the village falters. Then the appointment of a new verger causes trouble when events from his past return to haunt him, bringing violence and danger to the peace of the village. And then there are the strange goings-on in the church at night; one of the villagers' houses is ransacked; a couple is beaten up... But troubles in Turnham Malpas are put to rest as Bonfire Night at the Big House arrives and the celebrations unite the village once again.

Village Gossip

Village Gossip

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2000

For the villagers of Turnham Malpas, the production of a play results in gossip, jealousy and scandal...From theSunday Times bestselling author. For the locals of Turnham Malpas, the rural peace is disrupted when a famous actor comes to stay to recuperate from illness. Before long he is bored by village life and when he meets Caroline, the rector's wife, he is instantly attracted to her. He agrees to direct and star in a play with the villagers as his supporting cast and Caroline as his leading lady... Before long, the villagers' lives are turned upside down: a marriage is wrecked, a proud man humbled and two people are brought closer together as gossip, scandal and jealousy mount...

Scandal In The Village

Scandal In The Village

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/1999

A new arrival sets tongues wagging in the village of Turnham Malpas, from the Sunday Times bestselling author. When Jimbo asks his mother, Katherine, to come and live near him in Turnham Malpas, his kindness has rather more repercussions than he anticipated. Before long Katherine is organising the harvest festival display, and causes uproar with her high-handed ways. But Katherine goes too far when she petitions to rid the village of some of its residents. Only Peter, the rector, can control Katherine's more outrageous actions. Finding it hard to resist his natural charm and diplomacy, she gradually begins to mellow as the village works its magic on her...

Village Matters

Village Matters

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/1999

The third Turnham Malpas novel from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw. Times are changing in Turnham Malpas... Brash Craddock Fitch up at the Big House seems determined to make his mark on the village - and the village is determined to put him in his place. Sir Ralph is having trouble adjusting to his more modest status, and timid Muriel to her exalted one, while a change of fortune surprises Jimmy Glover too. It's all Jimbo Charter-Plackett, fount of all gossip, can do to keep up. But these concerns are eclipsed by tragedy when Flick, Jimbo's daughter, is knocked down by the unpopular barman Alan. And before the shock of the accident has passed, a bitter dispute springs up that could affect the entire village...

Village Secrets

Village Secrets

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/1999

Mysterious goings-on in the village of Turnham Malpas... The village school is to get a new head, and the inhabitants of Turnham Malpas await her arrival with curiosity. At first sight, Kate Pascoe seems ideal. She's young, pretty and obviously loves her job. But when she introduces meditation classes for her ten-year-olds, and even tree-hugging, the villagers begin to think again. Then a strange malaise afflicts the whole village: lights are seen in Sykes Wood at night; a dog long dead appears to come to life and a sudden shocking death plunges the village into a state of superstitious dread. And always at the eye of the storm is Kate Pascoe...

The Village Show

The Village Show

Author: Rebecca Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/1998

A highly anticipated summer event for the village of Turnham Malpas doesn't quite go as planned...with consequences no one could have predicted. Craddock Fitch is a relative newcomer to the village of Turnham Malpas and is keen to make a splash by holding a village show - the best ever - in the grounds of his large house. Committee secretary and coordinator of the show Louise Bissett is the spoilt daughter of Sir Ron and Lady Sheila. Although a brilliant organiser, Louise is in deep personal trouble - and her growing obsession with the married rector can only end in tears. As the weeks roll by into summer, and nerves tighten in anticipation of the great day, romances heat up and then cool down, tempers flare and misunderstandings multiply...

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