Trouble in the Village Paperback
by Rebecca Shaw
Part of the Turnham Malpas series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, maps
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 07/12/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752837604
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Review by mazda502001
This is the eighth in the series and I love reading about the village and folk of Turnham Malpas.Back Cover Blurb:There is trouble in Turnham Malpas.Caroline is deeply worried about her husband, Peter's, disappearance. The Rector's absence has an even greater effect on the people of the village, whose entire way of life is in jeopardy.Mr Fitch at the Big House plans to destroy an ancient hedgerow and timid Lady Muriel Templeton leads a protest to stop him, although she is fearful she will have to carry out her threat to lie down in front of the diggers. But there are worse problems in store for the villagers. A new verger has arrived and although at first he seems ideal for the job, events from his past return to haunt him, bringing violence and danger to the peace of the village.When Peter returns, his calm, sensible approach to the problems brings solutions - but only Caroline can resolve the difficulties between the two of them....