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Marcia Willett
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7 Dec 1995

George Lampeter certainly isn't looking for a wife but as soon as the forty-three-year-old submarine commander sets eyes on Thea, twenty years his junior, he's found his partner for life. Just about everyone knows of George's long-standing affair with Felicity Mainwaring, the intimidating wife of a naval colleague. Her husband's death the previous year had prompted many to speculate that George would end up marrying his formidable mistress. No one expected it more than Felicity herself and as her letters and calls to George go unanswered she becomes suspicious. He somehow manages to duck Felicity's attempts to contact him long enough to marry Thea, and the couple embark on a harmonious life together in the heart of rural Devon. Thea enjoys matrimony immensely and through the naval network, finds a soul mate in Polly, another youthful bride, but not with such an understanding husband. But everything changes for Thea and George when she mentions that an old friend of his had dropped in for a chat while he was in London - Felicity Mainwaring


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (7 Dec 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747249040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747249047
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Acutely perceptive and thoroughly entertaining, THEA'S PARROT features some of the loveable characters from Marcia Willett's outstanding first novel, THOSE WHO SERVE.

About the Author

Marcia Willett was born in Somerset, the youngest of five girls. After training to become a ballet dancer, she joined her sister`s Dance Academy as ballet mistress. She then became a naval wife and her son was born in 1970. She now lives in Devon with her husband, Rodney, who first encouraged Marcia to write, and their Newfoundland, Trubshawe.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 6 Dec 2000
By L. Day
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A really good book, intelligently written, nicely plotted with enough twists and good characters to keep you moving through it. perfect for a rainy afternoon. BUT I REALLY recommend that you read 'Those who serve' first. Two characters from that are continued in this one and while it won't spoil this one if you read without having read the first - it will spoil the first one if you try and read it later after this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Rosamunde Pilcher 11 Jun 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Although it can stand as a story by itself, this novel is best read as a follow up to "Those who Serve". Characters from the previous novel join some great new ones to tie up a few loose ends which had been left dangling before. The story flows well, although sometimes a great number of years can pass without the reader knowing it, which can make the storyline seem a bit thin in places.
Despite this, it's still a marvellous story and the characters grow to seem like real friends. I was quite sorry to come to the end of the book and look forward to reading her next novel.
If you like Rosamunde Pilcher, you'll probably find Marcia Willett's books less coincidental and convenient, with much more realistic characters and situations.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant and unexpected 3 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was the first book I had read in a while. Throughly Fantastic. The twists and turns were remarkable, however, never confusing. When the book finished I was left wanting more. Extremely easy to read with a wonderful yet simple storyline. How so much was packed into one book amazed me. I had never heard of this author and fancied a change however I shall now seek out their work. It was throughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 21 May 2014
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I have read this book twice now and enjoyed it. I was given Thea's Parrot as part of a set of books by Marcia Willett, I think there were six in all, which follows the lives of several characters and this book starts the series. I have read all six books twice now and are well written. There is also a book called "A Week in Winter", and one called "Second Chance", which stand out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 12 May 2014
By Sue
Format:Paperback
Thea inherits a parrot who helps her become more independent. George falls in love. Minor characters from the previous novel by this author are included, which is a little confusing for someone who hasn’t read it, but enjoyable for those who have. Good character studies on the whole, and clever plotting.

Previously read in 2000 but mostly forgotten, other than one or two rather dramatic parts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Books 24 April 2014
By Tina D
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Delighted with this, its one I couldn't find at the library & a lovely good feeling read.. Cracking price, good delivery.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing title. 28 Jan 2014
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I have read many books by this author and as always she always delivers a very good novel.
Easy reading but no less enjoyable.
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