Second Time Around

Marcia Willett

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In this latest early novel from bestselling author Marcia Willett, Mathilda Rainbird bequeaths her home to three unknown relatives: twenty-two-year-old Tessa, who misses her dead parents and brother but has learned to live alone; Will, a widower, who is drawn to Mathilda’s housekeeper, Isobel; and Beatrice, a retired prep-school matron who thinks the idea of living with her cousins is preposterous.

Deeply moving and utterly real, Second Time Around features the shining honesty that Willett’s fans have come to love.

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 MARKET DAY. THE TOWN was busy although there were far fewer visitors about now that the school holidays were over and September was more than halfway through. Tourists jostled to examine the contents of the stalls set up on the quay whilst others made for the café with its tables placed beneath bright umbrellas. It was quite warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunshine.Isobel Stangate shifted her weight from one foot to the other and held her collecting tin a little higher. She had positioned herself outside Boots the chemist in a cunning attempt

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Marcia Willett

Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. This is the fourth of several early novels that will be published by Thomas Dunne Books; her more recent novels include A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children's Hour, The Birdcage, Echoes of the Dance, and The Way We Were.

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Second Time Around
Marcia Willett

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St. Martin's Press
December 2008
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ISBN: 9781429992718
ISBN10: 1429992719
304 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
December 2008
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ISBN: 9780312306663
ISBN10: 0312306660
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99
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