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Village Gossip (Tales from Turnham Malpas #7)

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For the villagers of Turnham Malpas, the production of a play results in gossip, jealousy and scandal...For the locals of Turnham Malpas, the rural peace is disrupted when a famous actor comes to stay to recuperate from illness. Before long he is bored by village life and when he meets Caroline, the rector's wife, he is instantly attracted to her. He agrees to direct and s ...more
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Published March 2nd 2000 by Orion Publishing Group
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June Louise
Marriages are under attack in the village of Turnham Malpas in this rather steamy (in Turnham Malpas terms) book in the series. The arrival of famous actor Hugo Maude turns all the women to putty, but he seems to be more interested in one female in particular, and this female is married. The actions of this pair could lead to dramatic consequences - especially as their situation seems to be echoed in the play that the newly formed Turnham Malpas AmDram Society are putting on.

Things are also bum
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Barbra
Oct 23, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the seventh of the Turnham Malpas series and, of course, I enjoyed it as much as the others. Lovely gentle books on village life.

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For the locals in the village of Turnham Malpas the rural peace is shattered when a visitor comes to stay. Hugo, an old friend of Jimbo and Harriet's at the local store, is a famous actor and has come to the village to recuperate from a serious illness.
But Hugo is soon bored with the day-to-day pattern of country life and when he meets Caroline
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Anne
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Not my favourite Rebecca Shaw novel mainly because the vicar and his wife are my least liked characters in the village. They are prissy and she is self righteous but my main bugbear is that their relationship is so so syrupy, sickly sweet and so unbelievable.Rebecca's depiction of the working class caharacters seem somehow much more true than say those of Peter and Caroline, Jimbo and his mother. However, an easy and mostly enjoyable read.
Ruth
Feb 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, contemporary
c1999. So, all I had to work with was ' Highly recommended escapism for townies." this from Manchester Evening News. There I was thinking along the lines of Miss Read, James Herriot......this is not like it at all. It is about the breakdown of a marriage...involving the Vicar...so, so not for me. Unable to recommend.
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Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Charmaine Puzey
Jul 08, 2010 rated it did not like it
Really great story. Super crappy ending.
Nancy Williams
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Very good. Have enjoyed this series.
Sehar  Moughal
A relaxing read.
Donna Boultwood
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Turnham Malpas story. Quite a scandal brewing too! Very enjoyable.
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Rebecca Shaw is the bestselling author of more than one million books.
She wrote 29 novels, mainly published in two series. The Barleybridge series is set in a country vet practice. The Turnham Malpas series revolves around the lives, love and intrigues of a fictional country village.
All of these books are still in print; a remarkable tribute to the enduring popularity of her stories. It means rea
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Other Books in the Series

Tales from Turnham Malpas (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • The New Rector (Tales from Turnham Malpas #1)
  • Talk of the Village (Tales from Turnham Malpas #2)
  • Village Matters (Tales from Turnham Malpas #3)
  • Village Show (Tales from Turnham Malpas #4)
  • Village Secrets (Tales from Turnham Malpas #5)
  • Scandal In The Village (Tales from Turnham Malpas #6)
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  • A Village Dilemma (Tales from Turnham Malpas #9)
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