Thursday, February 5, 2009


Last week I did lots of reading while sitting by the window in the day and by candlelight and flash light during the evening, thanks to no power due to the ice storm. I found these two novels, The New Rector and Talk of the Village by Rebecca Shaw mentioned by Barbara on Ramblings from an English Garden. She purchased the entire series of Turnham Malpas books for herself and her daughter at Christmas and were quickly reading one after another.

Ya'll know I love anything and everything that has to do with English villages and tea! These books are set in the 1990's in the fictitious village of Turnham Malpas in England. Life's circumstances is a bit complicated and always interesting with the local folks. However, there are many references to having tea in the morning, at lunch, in the evening and certainly at afternoon teatime! A cup of tea soothes all sorts of problems!

The Tales From Turnham Malpas series and The Barleybridge Series by the English author, Rebecca Shaw, are available through I've already ordered the next one, Village Matters. I am anxious to see what happens next to Muriel, Sir Ralph, Dr. Caroline, the Rector and all the other interesting characters. Of course, I will be sipping many cups of tea right along with them as I read.

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