Village Gossip Paperback
by Rebecca Shaw
Part of the Turnham Malpas series
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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 02/03/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752833972
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Review by mazda502001
This is the seventh of the Turnham Malpas series and, of course, I enjoyed it as much as the others. Lovely gentle books on village life.Back Cover Blurb:For the locals in the village of Turnham Malpas the rural peace is shattered when a visitor comes to stay. Hugo, an old friend of Jimbo and Harriet's at the local store, is a famous actor and has come to the village to recuperate from a serious illness.But Hugo is soon bored with the day-to-day pattern of country life and when he meets Caroline, the rector's wife, he is instantly attracted to her. Soon he has agreed to direct and star in a play with the villagers as his supporting cast - and Caroline as his leading lady. And it seems that the attraction between her and Hugo goes well beyond the scenes on stage.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....