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The New Rector (Tales from Turnham Malpas) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Nov 1995


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Orion mass market paperback; New edition edition (1 Nov. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752800086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752800080
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,154,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rebecca Shaw is a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lives with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she finds plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. She has four children and eight grandchildren.

Here are the Turnham Malpas books in series order:

The New Rector: Turnham Malpas 1
Talk Of The Village: Turnham Malpas 2
Village Matters: Turnham Malpas 3
The Village Show: Turnham Malpas 4
Village Secrets: Turnham Malpas 5
Scandal In The Village: Turnham Malpas 6
Village Gossip: Turnham Malpas 7
Trouble In The Village: Turnham Malpas 8
A Village Dilemma: Turnham Malpas 9
Intrigue In The Village: Turnham Malpas 10
Whispers In The Village: Turnham Malpas 11
A Village Feud: Turnham Malpas 12
The Village Green Affair: Turnham Malpas 13
The Village Newcomers: Turnham Malpas 14

Here are the Barleybridge Country novels in series order:

A Country Affair: The Country Series 1
Country Wives: The Country Series 2
Country Lovers: The Country Series 3
Country Passions: The Country Series 4
One Hot Country Summer: The Country Series 5
Love In The Country: The Country Series 6

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The first Turnham Malpas novel from bestselling author Rebecca Shaw. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rebecca Shaw is a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lives with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she finds plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. She has four children and eight grandchildren. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Aug. 2002
Format: Paperback
I only stumbled upon these books by accident, but I am glad I did! Thoroughly absorbing, I have managed to read the first three Rebecca Shaw Turnham Malpas series, within a week. They have plenty to keep everyone gripped, there is no gratuitous sex or violence, just everyday life and goings on in the village. The list of characters came in useful to begin with and the map is an excellent idea, it gives you a sense of proportion in the village. I have an image in my head of exactly how everything looks, it's like running a television programme in your head, everytime you pick up the book to read. I will read all the others with the same trepidation of knowing that if something happens, within three or four chapters the matter has been solved. These books are a must for anyone who loves to watch Sunday Night Dramas, which really don't tax the brain but leave you feeling really fulfilled.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mrs on 31 Dec. 2004
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Forget ''Miss Marple'' or even ''Miss Read'', village life has never been so exciting. Right from the start of her first novel ''The New Rector'' you are drawn to the characters who seem so life like, exactly like people we all know. The plot, twists and turns keep you engrossed in a wonderful read. A truly great start, prompting me to order the next one in the series.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 April 2000
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The first in a series, this gives a great basis of the characters and feels that it really could be true to life village life. I found this gripping but easy reading and not too heavy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is the start of a wonderful series of books about the village of Turnham Malpas. It involves the reader right from the beginning and only very reluctantly will you want to let go at the end. Rebecca Shaw has a wonderful gift for 'storytelling' and making the characters come alive within the pages of her books. To tell too much of the plot would spoil the book, but the main theme is about a new rector and his settling into village life. There are enough ups,downs and village gossip to keep the most fickle of reader happy as you are led through the pages without wanting the story to end. I really recommend 'The New Rector' and the five which follow - please read them in order you'll be confused if you don't and finally - please let there be more.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 April 2003
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Having been a keen reader of the Miss Read Novels, I stumbled across Rebecca Shaw by accident, having been lent the first three novels in the set, I am now completing novel 9! Although The New Rector could be described as "Easy Reading", I found it absorbing for me it strikes the right balance, with twists and turns to keep you guessing, but above all it leaves the reader with that "feel good" feeling, just like the Miss Read novels before them. If you like Sunday Night TV drama , Rebecca Shaw just could be for you. Can't wait for the next instalment!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. Jeffery on 18 Feb. 2010
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I have read the whole series of Turnham Malpas books by Rebecca Shaw starting with 'The New Rector', the very first story. I order the new book every year, maybe the hardback, maybe the paper back. This one is still my favourite story. Rebecca's new yearly book is not always a Turnham Malpas, but one of her Barleybridge series about life at a Veterinary Practice in Dorset which is also an excellant read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By melisa on 9 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
I also stumbled upon these books by accident, they were recommended on here after I read the Priors Ford books, and I really enjoyed it.

The characters are interesting, some are nice and some are not so nice! but I found myself wanting to know more about them after each chapter!

I was delighted to find out that there are a further 15 books in the Turnham Malpas series so I can't wait to get stuck into them over Christmas!
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Well, this book about country life, with the odd murder and crime here and there, may not be the world's greatest literature, but for me it was just what I needed to relax and escape reality. Some larger than life characters, a few clichés, but the overall effect is quite charming, and the series quite addictive, especially as the books can be read very quickly. In fact I did not get hold of this first book in the series until I had read some much later ones, but the fact that I already knew how some storylines were going to pan out did not detract from my enjoyment. If you want something to curl up with that will help you forget your worries, this could well be it.
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