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Willett, Marcia

Works: 148 works in 1,164 publications in 11 languages and 31,667 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  History  Political fiction  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6073.I4235, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marcia Willett
Most widely held works by Marcia Willett
Lady of Hay by Marcia Willett( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold winter day in 1976, unmarried and pregnant, Tiggy packs up her camper van and drives west to the Cornwall moors to live with her friend Julia. Tiggys fianč recently died, and Julia, alone with her kids while her husband is at sea, gladly accepts Tiggy as her houseguest. Life is chaotic with the two women, two dogs, and Julias three children, but for Tiggy, with no family and a growing belly, its a haven. But theres something sinister lurking under the idyllic days on the moor, and years later, Julia, having buried the memories as best she can, finds herself watching her children make mistakes that could expose family secrets about Julia, Tiggy, and her visit so long ago. How can Julia protect and guide her family but still stay true to Tiggy? The always captivating Willett (Echoes of the Dance, 2007) accurately traces the tangled threads of family relations and the complications in untying them, understanding that sometimes its wiser to tie them tighter
The children's hour by Marcia Willett( Book )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, Nest and Mina, had a wonderful childhood in spite of the war and tragedy. As septuagenarians their eldest sister knows the family secrets and may reveal them
The birdcage by Marcia Willett( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale set in a manor house that spans decades in the lives of two people, a young woman struggles with her yearnings for a father, while a man must choose between being true to himself and sacrificing those he has promised to protect
Echoes of the dance by Marcia Willett( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aiding a divorced father with his teenage son and manipulative ex-wife, Kate Webster finds the ex-wife exceeding her worst experiences before discovering some unsettling truths about the father and son
Postcards from the past by Marcia Willett( Book )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?"--
A summer in the country by Marcia Willett( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her mother as a child, Brigid Foster struggles with conflicted feelings when her mother reenters her life, while her summer lodger, Louise, also gives way to a painful past, with unexpected repercussions
Christmas in Cornwall by Marcia Willett( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tender story of a boy, his father, his grandmother, and the bond they form over Christmas. Beloved novelist Willett's gentle and compassionate holiday tale will touch the hearts of parents and grandparents everywhere
A friend of the family by Marcia Willett( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Webster and Cass Wivenhoe grew up together and remained lifelong friends. A Friend of the Family tells the tale of their friend, Felicity, a married woman who has been dallying with George, another mutual acquaintance. When Felicity is widowed, everyone expects George to pop the question. He does, but to the astonishment of Kate and Cass, his intended bride is not Felicity
Memories of the storm by Marcia Willett( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clio is staying with her aunt, Hester, at Bridge House on the edge of Exmoor. A beautiful, remote house, where the sound of the rushing stream is never far distant, is the scene of many happy childhood memories, and Clio has no idea that it was the setting for a terrible incident after the second world war. She only -- gradually -- learns the truth when she meets Jonah, whose mother Lucy spent time at Bridge House as a child. Lucy has never spoken about her life there, and only Hester remembers that tragic day when innocence turned to tragedy. Hester's beloved elder brother, Ed, had come to live at Bridge House to recover from his time as a prisoner of war. His best friend from Cambridge, Michael, had also come to the house with his daughter Lucy -- Lucy's mother had died in an air raid. There, in the fevered wartime atmosphere, passions ran high, culminating in an accident which affected all their lives, and only now can Clio and Jonah learn the truth
Second time around by Marcia Willett( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three estranged cousins all inherit an English seaside estate and decide to move in together, and while they begin to get to know one another, and deal with their own personal battles, they each rediscover the importance of family support in their lives
The courtyard by Marcia Willett( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Morley can only wonder at the good fortune that has given him a vivacious wife and a beloved family home called Nethercombe. When he remodels a cluster of cottages known as the Courtyard, he is delighted to welcome a group of charming tenants. But soon disaster strikes, and everyone must come together to face the crises head on
The Christmas Angel by Marcia Willett( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'We're all pilgrims', he said thoughtfully. 'One way or another, aren't we? Always searching for something'. As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end. Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna - a warm-hearted, generous woman who looks after little Jakey when she's not helping at the nunnery. With humour, kindness and a deep need of somewhere to belong, they form a tight bond. But the sisters' life as they know it is at risk when an avaricious property developer starts prowling around their Grade I listed building. Will this close-knit unit who so depend on each other still be together next Christmas? And what will they have learnt about the true meaning of family?
The golden cup by Marcia Willett( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevannions have lived at Paradise, the house in a sheltered Cornish valley, for generations. It is here that frail Mrs Honor Tevannion now lives and at present, she is bedridden after a nasty fall, and is surrounded by her family. The arrival of a young American looking for long-lost relation and bearing an old photograph of a wedding, causes concern for Mrs Honor Trevannion. Increasingly becoming confused and troubled, she begs Joss to search for a bundle of letters that have been hidden for fifty years. The family are faced with revelations that could destroy the tranquillity of life, and are in danger of being torn apart unless they unite in admiration for one woman's courage in standing by the life-changing decision she made so many years ago
Looking forward by Marcia Willett( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sommeren 1957 forøges husstanden på The Keep i Sydengland med familieoverhovedet Fredericas tre børnebørn, som brutalt og traumatisk har mistet forældre og storebror i Kenya. Romanen skildrer familiens liv de følgende tretten år
The dipper by Marcia Willett( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin and Clemmie Halliwell treasure the memories of a happy life spent together at The Grange. As friends and neighbours in the village struggle to come to terms with their own actions and those of their loved ones, they reach out to each other for those lessons in how to love, how to forgive, and how to trust again.--
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A summer in the country
Alternative Names

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Willett, Marcia

The children's hourThe birdcageEchoes of the danceA summer in the countryA friend of the familyMemories of the stormSecond time aroundThe courtyard