A Stranger In Burracombe

A Stranger In Burracombe

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Like the rest of the nation, the Burracombe villagers are shocked when King George the Sixth dies suddenly in February 1952. But in the midst of their grief, the arrival of a stranger in the village on the very same day goes almost unnoticed. As they move into a new Elizabethan era, the villagers have their own concerns. Farmer's daughter Val Tozer needs to find a home before she can marry her sweetheart; Hilary Napier is struggling to come to terms with her new responsibilities, and Stella Simmons is still getting to know the sister she thought she had lost. Old enemies Jacob Prout and Jed Fisher carry on their lifelong feud; Joyce Warren and Constance Bellamy clash yet again and sadness touches at least one of the cottages, while at the village school the children are as lively, as inquisitive and as comical as ever. Jennifer Tucker is searching for a family she hadn't even realised existed. To help her, she enlists the aid of Basil Harvey, the vicar, and gradually, as the village becomes involved in her search, more than one person is led to question their own ideas about families and what they mean.Lilian Harry's Dartmoor-based series has all the drama and warmth her readers expect and love.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 36mm | 598.75g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752867210
  • 9780752867212
  • 2,137,125

Review quote

"Lilian has a real talent for creating engaging village characters whom readers will take to their hearts." -- Alex Gordon Peterborough Evening Telegraph "This is a well-written novel that will no doubt enthral Harry's numerous fans." HIstorical Novels Reviewshow more

About Lilian Harry

Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with three ginger cats and a black and silver miniature schnauzer with a fan club bigger than that of her mistress. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.show more

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86 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 48% (41)
4 38% (33)
3 9% (8)
2 3% (3)
1 1% (1)
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