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Shaw, Rebecca 1931-

Works: 68 works in 490 publications in 2 languages and 12,508 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.H388, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rebecca Shaw
A country affair by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in a series of enchanting novels set in a veterinary practice on the outskirts of a Yorkshire, England, town introduces Kate, the receptionist in a busy veterinary practice; Scott, the flirty Australian vet; her faithful boyfriend, Adam; and the entertaining animal patients
Country wives by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newcomer Daniel Brown creates a few enemies with his gruff manner among the staff and clients at the Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital, but receptionist Kate Howard suspects that something may have happened to Dan in his past
Country lovers by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lively Barleybridge Veterinary Hospital is bustling with energy. Everyone is working hard to make sure that disruptive and sick animals in the surgery and on the farms are treated. But at the same time some of them are coping with crises in their personal lives. Kate is worrying about her exam results and hoping she can get into Veterinary College. Dan's wife's baby is due any moment. Letty is worried that she may be terminally ill but is afraid to tell anyone. Joy finds that she is still in love with Mungo, a fact that finally compels her husband Duncan to leave home. Rhodri is deeply in love with Megan, a local farmer's daughter, but she can't marry him because she is committed to caring for her elderly father
The new rector by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A village deception by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions run high in Turnham Malpas as one man finds love - and another tragedy. When Harry Dickenson arrives in Turnham Malpas, the warm welcome he receives convinces him to stay. Handsome and charming, Harry quickly earns his place in rural life. But despite his outward friendliness, Harry is a troubled man, hiding memories of a tragic past from which he is desperate to escape. Just as Harry finds some measure of peace, he encounters the one woman in the village likely to turn any man's head
A village feud by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Rector Peter Harris and his family back from Africa, the villagers of Turnham Malpas are relieved - everything is back to normal. But Peter decides that he should fulfil his promise of working in Africa for a year and returns, leaving behind a troubled family. Caroline’s emails to Peter hide the fact that their experiences in Africa have traumatised the twins, Beth and Alex. The villagers miss Peter’s guidance, and there are the troublesome newcomers, Jenny and Andy, to worry about. Meanwhile, Jimbo’s store is in danger of closure. And Beth, unsettled after her African experiences, faces more challenges at home. Everyone relies on Peter’s return to restore equilibrium to the village. But will he make it back before things get out of hand?
The village newcomers by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ford and Mercedes Barclay have decided to spend their twilight years in the lovely village of Turnham Malpas--but will these two newcomers by made welcome?
Whispers in the village by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the rector, Peter, and his wife Caroline, decide to go to Africa for a year to run a mission, they take their twins with them. The village inhabitants whose lives revolve around the church and this family are bereft. They don't take to the woman locum, Anna, and her modern ideas
A village in jeopardy by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Turnham Malpas are in for a shock. With Sir Ralph now dead, his fortune and title go to a newcomer. It swiftly becomes clear that Johnny Templeton could not be more different to his well-loved predecessor. Johnny soon finds himself in conflict with long-standing members of Turnham Malpas - particularly Craddock Fitch who is determined to obstruct Johnny's plan to buy back the Templeton estate. Meanwhile, there are two other villagers in crises, but theirs is a much more private issue. Marcus and Alice March have longed for a child for years. But when Alice finally becomes pregnant, there are those in the village who harbour doubts about the child's progeny, knowing how close Alice has grown to Johnny. As gossip begins to circulate the village, Alice must make the most difficult of decisions - whether to follow her heart or her morals
Village rumours by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't escape your past. At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say ... While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in 15 years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings. And Craddock Fitch's unruly grandchildren, newly arrived in the village, are causing not a little trouble for the townsfolk. Meanwhile Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man whom Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart or her head?
Village fortunes by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris Templeton, is visiting from Brazil and causing not a little trouble in the village. For Ford and Mercedes Barclay, returning to the village after all these years - and after Ford's shameful imprisonment - is a big step. Will they be welcomed back or shunned? And will Ford be able to convince people he's a changed man? While most of the villagers greet the pair with open arms, there are those who still have their doubts. Meanwhile, poor Fran Charter-Plackett has some important decisions to make about her future. With all her siblings having flown the nest, the pressure is on to decide what to do with her life. And when her parents discover Fran's shocking secret, things really start to get messy
Country passions by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a shock to the staff at the Barleybridge Animal Hospital when Dan, one of the farm vets, is seriously injured in a car accident. It is even more of a shock when Scott Spencer, back from Australia, steps in to cover for him. Joy, the Practice manager, remembers the hearts he broke when he last worked at the Practice - and his abrupt departure. She refuses to agree to this appointment and leaves immediately. Scott slips seamlessly into the Practice routine, not guessing that secrets are about to be revealed which will turn his life upside down. Once again, the animals and their owners are as much a part of the story as the members of the Practice
A village dilemma by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Turnham Malpas are celebrating their annual Stocks Day when an unwelcome visitor arrives. Bryn Fields, one time licensee of the Royal Oak, fled the village four years ago under the worst possible circumstances. The villagers are determined to find out why he's back - and are not all happy to discover that he plans to use the village as a key attraction for visiting Americans. For the rector and his wife, Peter and Caroline, there are more serious problems to cope with when there twin children start asking about their real mother. -- back cover
Love in the country by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Seb joins Barleybridge, the last thing on his mind is romance. Keen to settle into his first real job and make a good impression he embraces the working life of a country vet. He has almost forgotten his high maintenance ex-girlfriend Carly and concentrates on settling down to a job he really loves." -- BOOK JACKET
Village gossip : tales from Turnham Malpas by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the locals in the village of Turnham Malpas the rural peace is shattered when a visitor comes to stay. Hugo, an old friend of Jimbo and Harriet's at the local store, is a famous actor and has come to the village to recuperate from a serious illness
Talk of the village by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Danish and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Turnham Malpas is bedevilled by talk. In the Royal Oak, the usual banter has turned to wrangling as Caroline causes controversy over an ancient country tradition. And what about Peter, her husband and the rector of the village? Are the rumours about him and the pushy newcomer Venetia true? Even the older inhabitants are not exempt from gossip, as the Baxter sisters' eccentric lifestyle is the subject of cruel speculation. And what is the evil lurking behind village windows that almost costs a child her life? Peter must put aside his own problems and use all his influence to try and unite the village - until he finds it is the very things the gossips miss which look set to bring about superstition, madness and tragedy
The village green affair by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious visitor has arrived in Turnham Malpas. What can Titus Bellamy want? Is it true, the villagers ask each other, that he has discovered a medieval charter which grants the right to hold a market on their picturesque village green? And if it is true, can he be stopped? Meanwhile, after twenty-five years, the marriage of Liz and Neville Neal is on the rocks. Or so the unhappy Liz thinks. But Neville, to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary, has decided to throw a lavish party. The anniversary party and the market on the green mark both the beginning and end of two quite different relationships. But is it really all the fault of Titus Bellamy? The village is divided - before a spate of burglaries on market day adds fuel to the hot debate, and someone unexpected decides to take matters into her own hands
One hot country summer by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kate Howard was working as receptionist at the Barleybridge Practice, she had thought herself in love with Scott, the Australian vet. But that was years ago and she is over him now - or so she thinks. Kate finds herself back at the Practice in order to gain work experience as a junior vet. When she meets Scott again, she is alarmed to discover that the passion she once felt for him has not waned - she is suddenly, yet again, completely besotted with him
Intrigue in the village by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a mystery surrounding the invitation by Craddock Fitch to the Big House. It is billed as a celebration of his business but as everyone in the village is invited it must be something more. When they are all assembled they find that it is a wedding reception for two very surprising people
Trouble in the village by Rebecca Shaw( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline is deeply worried about her husband, Peter's, disappearance. The Rector's absence has an even greater effect on the people of the village, whose entire way of life is in jeopardy
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A country affair
Alternative Names
Crawshaw, Shirley Patricia, 1931-

English (246)

Danish (2)

Country wivesCountry loversThe new rectorA village deceptionA village feudThe village newcomersWhispers in the villageCountry passions