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Books in the series: Turnham Malpas

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...

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...

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...