Love in the country

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Phoenix
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When Seb joins Barleybridge, the last thing on his mind is romance. Keen to settle into his first real job and make a good impression he embraces the working life of a country vet. He has almost forgotten his high maintenance ex-girlfriend Carly and concentrates on settling down to a job he really loves. He is welcomed by the other members of the Practice and is soon contending with a menagerie of very diverse clients. There is a man starting a budgie breeding enterprise who believes that Seb is a top specialist in birds and a woman from Turnham Malpas intent on the legendary Mungo Price's expertise to save her wounded dog. The alpacas with TB and the need to destroy a pony injured in an accident in front of his heartbroken young owner are all part of Seb's steep learning curve. Seb is to find that his expertise with animals and their owners leads to a friendship with the upperclass Jilly and rather more than that with Maggie whose family is heartbroken when he diagnoses their alpacas with TB. But when a surprise meeting in the Practice itself turns his head and touches his heart, he knows that these dalliancies are nothing but youthful romps. Rebecca Shaw's warmth and compassion combine with her natural humour as she draws the reader into the lives of the members and clients of Barleybridge.

For Love of Country

Author: Howard Schultz
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101872829
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In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the CEO of Starbucks and a National Book Award Nominee celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans. Co-written by the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City. Simultaneous.

Country Lovers

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307381943
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The lively Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital is bustling with energy. Everyone is working hard to make sure that disruptive and sick animals in the surgery and on the farms are treated. But at the same time some of them are coping with crises in their personal lives.

A Country Affair

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307347060
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Welcome to Barleybridge, a small village nestled in the Dorset hills of England, where sheep graze on the nearby slopes and everybody knows their neighbors. Young, inexperienced, and somewhat shy, Kate Howard arrives in this idyllic setting to embark on a new adventure and begin a job as a receptionist at the Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital. The busy practice sees creatures large and small, from pets to farm animals, and the staff she meets there is friendly and welcoming. As Kate learns the ins and outs of her job (from who to never let through on the phone to which dogs—and owners—need to be kept away from each other), handsome Australian vet Scott Spencer takes an interest in her and encourages Kate to pursue her dreams to become a vet herself. His advice is solid, and his charm is intoxicating, but Kate is well aware that she is hardly the only woman to fall under the dashing doctor’s spell. Add to this the pressure of her longtime but rather dull boyfriend, Adam, who is not at all happy about her newfound aspirations to return to school, and Kate has some decisions to make, decisions that are growing more complex at every turn. Tender, funny, and full of warmth and simple joys, A Country Affair is the perfect introduction to a delightful place and its witty and lovable inhabitants. Watch for the next two novels in Rebecca Shaw’s Barleybridge series coming soon. You will want to return to Barleybridge again and again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Country Wives

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307494640
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Welcome back to Barleybridge, the picture-postcard English village where everybody knows their neighbors . . . Kate Howard is still working as the receptionist at the Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital, but now she is determined to attend veterinary college. Things are running smoothly, both at work and in Kate’s life, especially now that Scott Spencer, the handsome Australian vet who stole Kate’s heart, has left town. But Scott’s replacement, Daniel Brown, is quickly making enemies of the staff and clients alike with his abrupt style and unreasonable demands. When Dan causes the loss of an important client, the wives connected to the practice determine that something must be done to stop him. For her part, Kate secretly appreciates Dan’s no-nonsense approach, despite everyone else’s ongoing annoyance. When Kate is faced with a devastating tragedy, Dan reveals a sad secret of his own and helps her through her crisis. But what will the rest of the town think of their newfound friendship? Delightfully warm, engaging, and filled with the simple joys of small-town English life, Country Wives will inspire readers to return to Barleybridge again and again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

One Hot Country Summer

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409140202
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In the middle of a sultry summer heatwave, the inhabitants of Barleybridge find love, conflict and much more... When Kate worked at the Barleybridge practice, she had thought herself in love with Scott. But that was years ago and she is over him now - or so she thinks. When she returns to the practice, she is alarmed to discover that suddenly, yet again, she is completely besotted with him. Some things at the practice have changed: there's a new vet, Virginia, who seems to go out of her way to criticise and upset Kate, not to mention upsetting the clients. But Virginia is not all she seems. Scott, very much in love with his wife Zoe, hates the idea that they have not yet had a second child. Convinced that the fault is not his, he refuses to seek help. The ensuing rows with Zoe drive a wedge between them. Will he look to someone else for comfort? Kate hopes that he might...

For Love of Country

Author: Anthony Hill
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857979485
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An impeccably researched family history from the award-winning author of Billy Young. At the close of World War One, and after surviving a gas attack on the Western Front, Captain Walter Eddison moved his family from war-ravaged Britain to start a new life in Australia. The Eddisons were promised land fit for heroes under the Australian government's soldier-settlement scheme, but the grim realities of life in the remote Australian bush were not easy for a family used to the green pastures of England. Walter and his wife Marion made the best of their limited prospects, but as they raised their young family on the outskirts of the nation's newly established capital, tensions were again simmering in Europe. When the Second World War broke out, Walter and Marion were forced to confront their worst fears as their three sons headed back to the battlefields they'd tried so hard to leave behind. Anthony Hill expertly weaves complex military history and gripping accounts of frontline fighting into this intimate portrait of a family who sacrificed everything for their country. For Love of Countrydocuments the domestic experience of war in vivid detail, showing how the global conflicts of the twentieth century came home to Australia, with tragic consequences.

Three Great Novels

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780752852867
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THE NEW RECTOR, TALK OF THE VILLAGE and VILLAGE MATTERS are the first three volumes in the Turnham Malpas series. Rebecca Shaw's novels have been described as 'The Archers with spice' and it is this intimate approach that has made her the bestselling author she is now. THE NEW RECTOR introduces Peter and his wife Caroline to the village. Peter is young, vigorous and very handsome. As rector, the problems of the village become his concern but complications ensue when the newly widowed Suzy Meadows turns to him for comfort. TALK OF THE VILLAGE and VILLAGE MATTERS continue the story of the inhabitants of Turnham Malpas with stories of kidnap and abuse, the new man at the big house and lots of other warm and worrying developments that make this village full of gossip and friendship.

In the Country of Last Things

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101562595
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From the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A Novel – a spare, powerful, intensely visionary novel about the bare-bones conditions of survival In a distant and unsettling future, Anna Blume is on a mission in an unnamed city of chaos and disaster. Its destitute inhabitants scavenge garbage for food and shelter, no industry exists, and an elusive government provides nothing but corruption. Anna wades through the filth to find her long-lost brother, a one-time journalist who may or may not be alive. New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) shows us a disturbing Hobbesian society in this dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel.

The New Rector

Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409140105
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The first Turnham Malpas novel from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw. When Peter Harris arrives in Turnham Malpas as the new rector, he finds the village people welcoming but set in their ways. Yet despite his own weaknesses, and the sadness of his childless wife, he comforts and advises his new parishioners, growing more and more involved with the rural way of life. Then the whole village is rocked by spiteful trick that goes terribly wrong, and a gruesome murder that points to a killer in its midst. Now, more than ever, Peter's pastoral role is crucial - and yet he is wrestling with his own private hell that may still wreck his own life.