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Marcia Willett

Marcia Willett
Emma Stoner

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 Songbird

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

From the beloved author of A Week in Winter and The Sea Garden, The Songbird is a heartwarming novel about family, yearning, and whether love can bloom where old secrets are...

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Summer on the River

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

The beloved author of The Summer House pens another touching and tender story of hearth and home.

"With an agile mastery of multiple story lines and an uncanny...

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Indian Summer

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

Some memories can be forgotten…others won’t ever go away. From internationally adored author Marcia Willett comes the magnificent new novel, Indian Summer.

For renowned actor Sir...

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Postcards from the Past

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

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...

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The Sea Garden

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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 Devon to receive an award for...

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Christmas in Cornwall

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

"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 angel. A new year dawns, and everything...

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The Summer House

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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 the secrets that families keep,...

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The Prodigal Wife

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

"Deservedly compared to her countrywomen, Binchy and Pilcher, Willett is an equally gifted storyteller."—Booklist


The Keep - that beautiful, ancient...

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The Birdcage

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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 Blake and Angel's daughter, Lizzie....

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A Summer in the Country

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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 edge of the Dartmoor moors are hiding painful secrets, and the price paid for their silence is very high indeed.

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The Way We Were

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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, her dearest friend, welcomed her into...

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Echoes of the Dance

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 young Daisy Quin, a dancer recovering...

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Second Time Around

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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...

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The Courtyard

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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...

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A Friend of the Family

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 tale of one of their friends,...

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First Friends

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 for her children--and Kate's. Many of...

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The Children's Hour

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
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 a young woman who has also been shockingly betrayed. Once again Marcia Willett brings us unforgettable characters who are all too recognizably human in both their frailities and their indomitable courage.

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A Week in Winter

Marcia Willett
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books

Any reader who has ever fallen in love with a house will understand the attraction of Moorgate, a light-and-fresh-air-filled old farmhouse on the edge of the moor in Cornwall. The enchanting house...

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