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The New Rector

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780752827506

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 18th September 2008

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

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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.


Rebecca's wit, humour and brilliant observational skills put her in the forefront of village storytelling. I never tire of reading her wonderful novels
Jack Sheffield
Tender and funny
My Weekly
Winning novels of village life
The Times
If you enjoy stories about English villagers, do whatever you have to do, but get these books. Bliss!
Publishers Weekly
A lovely book with finely drawn characters in an idyllic setting and a storyline full of surprises. I feel I could walk into the village and immediately know everyone I met. A delightful beginning that suddenly gets darker and more dramatic than expected. Totally believable characters and a story line with unexpected twists
Margaret Dickinson, author of WARTIME FRIENDS