Country Lovers

Country Lovers

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The lively Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital is bustling with energy. All the vets and lay staff are working hard to make sure that disruptive and sick animals in the surgery and on the farms are treated. At the same time some of them are coping with crises in their personal lives. Kate is worrying about her A level results and hoping she will get into Veterinary College. Dan's wife's baby is due at any moment. Letty is worried that she may be terminally ill but is afraid to tell anyone. Joy finds that she is still in love with Mungo, a fact that finally compells her husband Duncan to leave home. Rhodri is deeply in love with Megan, a local farmer's daughter, but she can't marry him because she is committed to caring for her elderly father. A wonderfully pacy, funny but tender novel about life in the country.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 32mm | 539.78g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
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  • 0752852701
  • 9780752852706

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Rebecca Shaw is currently hosting a series of talks and signings to promote COUNTRY LOVERS and to complement the regular talks she holds throughout the year: LITERARY LUNCHES AND PARTIES:Rebecca attended the OTTAKARS (Chelmsford) Literary Lunch on 21st February as a guest speaker and will be a speaker at OTTAKARS (Stafford) Summer Reading Party on 19th June 03 READINGS & SIGNINGS:STAFFORD OTTAKARS reluctantly had to cancel their planned lunchtime signing with Rebecca due to unforeseen staff shortages - but are hoping to invite her again later in the year. On 26th March, LEAMINGTON LIBRARY are holding a talk, Q&A session and signing with Rebecca as part of the Warwickshire Libraries 'Big Writing' programme. This is a well-publicised event. LOCAL READINGS & SIGNINGS:Rebecca appeared at a reading and signing event at GAYTON LIBRARY, the Central Lending Library in Harrow, on the 25th February and will be attending the BEDTIME READING WEEK between 3rd and 7th March set up by Hounslow Library Services. This will involve a reading at HANWORTH LIBRARY in the afternoon and OSTERLEY LIBRARY in the evening, these are well-publicised events. Finally, HILLINGDON LIBRARY in London are hosting a reading and signingsession for Rebecca on 12th March 03. Rebecca's fanbase is widespread and further events requested include WATERSTONES in Crawley. PRESS:COUNTRY LOVERS is being reviewed in the summer special edition of YOURS MAGAZINE with a competition running alongside. PRIZES GALORE! also featured COUNTRY LOVERS as the 'Book Of The Month' in February 03 - "Fantastic - a slice of village life". An interview with Rebecca will feature in HOME AND COUNTRY, the Women's Institute magazine, in September 03. NATIONAL RADIO:SAGA 105.7fm are featuring COUNTRY LOVERS in a reading group discussion in early March 03. ONEWORD RADIO Interview with Rebecca Shaw in a programme about romantic fiction. REGIONAL PRESS:COUNTRY LOVERS was reviewed in GLASGOW EVENING TIMES on 8th February, whichcalled it "A good read" and in PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH on 1st March -"Millions are hooked on the rural charm of Ms Shaw's tales of the people of Barleybridge. A cuppa and a nice home baked scone would be the perfect accompaniment to this latest instalment ... a little bit like Emmerdale and The Archers used to be" REGIONAL RADIO:Moray Forth Radio, Radio Clyde, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Essex and BBC Radio Norfolk will all be featuring reviews and competitions COUNTRY LOVERS. INTERNET:OTTAKARS WEBSITE are supporting Rebecca Shaw by including the question & answer section from her website on their own sshow more

About Rebecca Shaw

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.show more

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239 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (69)
4 38% (92)
3 26% (61)
2 6% (15)
1 1% (2)
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