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Turning for Home

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A cantankerous, elegant old woman sits in her beautiful Somerset house while her family secretly plots to evict her. In the garden is her one remaining racehorce, prematurely retired, and in London the man she probably should have married – who is still her dearest friend.

Onto this scene comes Maeve Delaney. Sole applicant for the job of companion to Lady Pamela, streetwis...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 19th 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published June 24th 2001)
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Phair
Really good! Very moving story that brought in a wide variety of characters to great effect. While I was drawn to the book by the 'horsey content' that aspect was not really central although the horse info presented was well done. Ending was surprising. The hardcover edition had really tiny print so this was a more substantial novel than the page count would indicate.
Penny
Again Challis tells a story which relates the views of many different characters in a Somerset village, as a zany Irish caregiver moves into the home of a senior citizen. Maeve's impact on her friends, new and old, is fascinating. I'm going to read all of Challis' booklist now.
Alison
Once I got started I just wanted to keep reading - so much so that nothing else got done this weekend - good storyline and characters with personality - sort of sad at the end.
Wendy
Quite a good read. Interesting play between an old lady and a young woman, two very different characters.
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Sarah Challis, whose father is the distinguished cinematographer, Christopher Challis, travelled widely with film units as a child. She has since lived in Scotland and California but is now happily settled in a Dorset village with three rescued dogs and three chickens. She is married with four sons.

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