Marcia Willett

Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, on the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. Her family was unconventional and musical, but Marcia chose to train as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately her body did not develop with the classical proportions demanded by the Royal Ballet, so she studied to be a ballet teacher. Her first husband was a naval officer in the submarine service, with whom she had a son, Charles, now married and training to be a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write novels. She has published several novels in England; A Week in Winter is the first to be published in the United States.


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The Sea Garden

Marcia Willett
Thomas Dunne Books

Marcia Willett delivers another powerful and touching tale of the importance of friendship and family in The Sea Garden. Jess Penhaligon is on her way to...


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Christmas in Cornwall

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

"We’re all pilgrims,’ he said thoughtfully. "One way or another, aren’t we? Always searching for something." Twelfth night - time to put away the Christmas...


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The Summer House

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

For years, Marcia Willett has touched readers with her poignant novels about the intricacies of friendship and family. Now, in The Summer House, she explores...


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The Prodigal Wife

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

“Deservedly compared to her countrywomen, Binchy and Pilcher, Willett is an equally gifted storyteller.”—Booklist The Keep - that beautiful, ancient family...


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A Summer in the Country

Marcia Willett
Thomas Dunne Books

Marcia Willett's follow-up to A Week In Winter is brimming with her trademark warmth, compassion, and understanding. Three very different women living on the...


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The Birdcage

Marcia Willett
Thomas Dunne Books

It was Felix Hamilton who named it the Birdcage--the tall house in Bristol where Miss Pidgeon lives with her tenants, the beautiful and talented actress Angel...


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The Way We Were

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

It was in the middle of a snowstorm when Tiggy arrived at the remote house on Bodmin Moor. She was alone, her partner tragically dead in an accident. Julia,...


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Echoes of the Dance

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

In the mellow stone house of his childhood, Roly Carradine has found refuge from a broken marriage. Here he welcomes Kate, who has just lost her husband, and...


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Second Time Around

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

In this latest early novel from bestselling author Marcia Willett, Mathilda Rainbird bequeaths her home to three unknown relatives: twenty-two-year-old Tessa,...


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The Courtyard

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

In this latest early novel from the beloved Marcia Willett, Henry Morley can only wonder at the good fortune that has given him a vivacious wife and a beloved...


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A Friend of the Family

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Picking up the story of Kate Webster and Cass Wivenhoe that began with First Friends, A Friend of the Family (published in the UK as Thea's Parrot) tells the...


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First Friends

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Cass and Kate meet at school--and are firm friends for the rest of their lives. Both marry naval officers, but Cass's infidelity has far-reaching consequences...


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The Children's Hour

Marcia Willett
Thomas Dunne Books

Marcia Willett fans will cherish this redemptive story of two elderly sisters who remember their own private loves and secret losses as they attempt to comfort...


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A Week in Winter

Marica Wilett; Read by Joesphine Bailey
Macmillan Audio

From the opening of A Week in Winter, the listeners are enveloped in a warm and welcoming world teeming with unforgettable characters and enchanting places....


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