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The Courtyard

Marcia Willett

St. Martin's Griffin

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 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. Marcia Willett's ardent fans will savor a return visit with some of her most endearing characters.
 
The Courtyard is a gem of a story to be savored.

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Chapter 1
Augusta Merton ordered a pot of tea, refused cakes with a firm shake of the head and settled in her chair with the sensation that she was indulging in a great luxury. It was so long since she had allowed herself anything beyond absolute necessities that it seemed almost decadent to be sitting here in the quiet wood-panelled tea-room, with its comfortable Windsor chairs and pretty flowered china, watching the busy shoppers beyond the window hurrying along in the blowy golden April afternoon. She smiled at the waitress who unloaded the tea things onto the table, glanced a little anxiously
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Praise for The Courtyard

Praise for the Novels of Marcia Willett
 
"A must for women fiction readers."
---Booklist on The Children's Hour
 
"Like Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, Willett creates such fully dimensional characters that readers feel as if they should phone or e-mail them to keep in touch."
---Rocky Mountain News on A Week in Winter
 
"Thoroughly engrossing, with richly drawn characters, a mysterious locale, and a beautifully crafted plot."
---The South Florida Sun-Sentinel on A Week in Winter
 
"Readers will enjoy the heartwarming ending, vibrant characters, and the excellent depiction of the English countryside."
---Booklist (starred review) on A Summer in the Country

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Marcia Willett

  • Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. This is the third 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, and Echoes of the Dance.
  • Marcia Willett
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The Courtyard

Marcia Willett

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