For all those existing Lillian Harry readers but also to those who've yet to read a Lilian Harry you are in for a real treat here. Bells of Burracombe is the beginning of a brand new series from the author. Its setting is a village in Devon in the 1950s. The characters are brilliantly portrayed and as the village prepares for the Festival of Britain, together the newcomer to the village, Stella Simmons who is just starting a teaching career there and village old-timers such as Basil Harvey, the vicar and Miss Kemp, the headmistress are soon caught up in the plans for the proposed pageant and fair. But in the front of her mind Stella remains determined to find her long-lost sister who she was separated from as a child. This title is also available as an Audio book, read by Helen Ayres as either a CD or a cassette.
When Stella Simmons comes to the Devonshire village of Burracombe to start her teaching career, she is alone in the world. Orphaned as child and brought up in a children's home, she was separated from her sister Muriel and has never been able to trace her.
Stella is soon caught up in the life of the village, and especially in the plans for celebrating the Festival of Britain. As headmistress Miss Kemp and vicar Basil Harvey try to keep the peace between villagers who all have their own ideas for the proposed pageant and fair, Stella tries, with the help of artist Luke Ferris, to find her sister.
But Luke has his own troubles - notably the relationship he once had with Val Tozer, daughter of a local farmer. Val, in turn, is concerned for her friend Hilary Napier, daughter of the local Squire, who has a difficult decision to make.
The Bells of Burracombe begins the story of life in a Devonshire village in the 1950s and shows us a picture of Britain coming to terms with the aftermath of the Second World War and entering a new decade.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||11th January 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Sagas and Romance,|
Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with two ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker.More About Lilian Harry