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The Summer House by Marcia Willett
  

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In the small inlaid wooden box, Matt's mother had kept all his childhood memories. Amongst them are many photos of Matt as a child, growing up. But something about the photos has always puzzled Matt - was that really him? Why did he not remember those clothes? The toys? And where, in the photos, was his sister Imogen? He has a strange unresolved feeling that there is something missing in his life. Imogen is living with her husband, a country vet, and their gorgeous baby in a rented cottage. Since her childhood she has loved the Summer House, a charming folly in the grounds of her oldest friends' beautiful and ancient house on Exmoor, and now they have the chance of buying. But her marriage is threatened when her husband refuses to live so far from his practice. Meanwhile, Matt begins to discovers the strange and tragic secret which has affected his whole life...

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The Summer House by Marcia Willett


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Praise for Marcia Willett Like Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, Willett creates such fully dimensional characters that readers feel as if they should phone or e-mail them to keep in touch. --- Rocky Mountain News on A Week in Winter

Tender and moving, Willet's tale expertly weaves a family's past and present together to illustrate the strength of familial bonds. A memorable and emotional read to be savored. --- RT Book Reviews on The Children's Hour Readers will enjoy the heartwarming ending, vibrant characters, and the excellent depiction of the English countryside. --- Booklist (starred review) on A Summer in the Country

Thoroughly engrossing, with richly drawn characters, a mysterious locale, and a beautifully crafted plot. --- The Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on A Week in Winter

A domestic novel of quiet yearning, haunting memories and onerous guilt. The friendships at the novel's heart are believable and warming. --- Publishers Weekly on The Way We Were

Wonderfully, fully-developed protagonists...fans will be pleased with this strong family drama. --- Midwest Book Review on The Birdcage


About the Author

Marcia Willett

Marcia Willett was born in Somerset and lives in deepest Devon with her husband . A former ballet dancer and teacher, she is the author of many bestselling novels.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2011

Author

Marcia Willett

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Author's Website

www.devonwriters.co.uk/
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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780552158480

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