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A Nest of Magpies

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Fran returns to Old Swithinford only to discover that her childhood memories of placid village life have been transformed by discontent and a struggle between progress and tradition.
Paperback, 484 pages
Published October 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1993)
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Nov 05, 2015 Andrée rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That rare thing - a book too good to hurry.
Loved it but maybe that's because I've reached the age of nostalgia....am even wistful for things I'm too young to have experienced!
Lovely story with plenty of excellent women characters
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I loved this book - it's long, but well worth the read.
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Born Sybil Mary Edwards, she was educated at Ramsey Heights Elementary School, 1919-1923, Ramsey Grammar School
1924-1932, Exhall Grange Emergency Training College, Coventry, 1948-1949 and New Hall, University of Cambridge, 1960-1962. At Cambridge she gained English Hons. Class 2:1 (Tripos completed in 2 years).

She became a teacher and lecturer in primary education and wrote a variety of books on e
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