'He is a changed man, Greta. A changed man. Those frosty blue eyes of his are not nearly so chilling as they were.' There is a mystery surrounding the invitation by Craddock Fitch to the Big House. It is billed as a celebration of his business, but as everyone in the village has been invited, it is obviously more exciting than that. 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. There is the problem of accommodating everyone's enthusiasm as they plan a cricket match, buffet teas, maypole dancing, plays and singing on the green. 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...
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Rebecca Shaw qualified as a teacher of deaf children before raising a family. With the departure of the last of her four children she turned to writing.Review:
'One again Shaw magically captures the nuances of life in a very English village... Shaw's popularity is growing and there is plenty to savour here.' LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
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Book Description Orion, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11075285271X