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Rebecca Shaw

September 2015

It is with tremendous sadness that we are announcing the death of bestselling women’s fiction writer Rebecca Shaw. Following a severe stroke, Rebecca peacefully passed away on 7th September at the age of 83.

Rebecca had a long and prosperous career as an author writing in total 28 books. Her latest book, Mystery in the Village, was published on 27 August 2015 and reached number 21 in the UK bestseller charts. Her novels have been published in the United States, Germany, Hungary, Norway and Denmark, with her total sales exceeding an incredible one million copies.

A kind and loyal author, Rebecca was represented by the Darley Anderson Agency and published by Orion Books for the 21 years of her career. She will be hugely missed by us all.

Darley Anderson says:

‘I first met Rebecca Shaw in 1994 at a Writers Conference. She had just written her first book The New Rector and had been signed up by her talented editor Yvette Goulden at Orion. This was the first in her series of books featuring the village & inhabitants of Turnham Malpas. I read The New Rector immediately and loved it and became Rebecca’s Agent. And so began a long and happy Author/Agent relationship first with myself and then latterly with Camilla Wray.

Rebecca was a lovely woman and a gifted writer. She created a host of memorable Turnham Malpas characters, who have brought hours of reading pleasure to millions of readers & will continue to do so as long as her books are in print or online.’
 

Village Rumours is No.15 in the Hardback Chart!

September 2014

'Rebecca Shaw mixes all the ingredients for a winning novel of village life'  The Times

'The Archers meets Midsomer Murders' The Telegraph

Village Rumours, the latest addition to the bestselling Turnham Malpass series by Rebecca Shaw has hit the No.15 spot in hardback. Congratulations, Rebecca!

Village Fortunes by Rebecca Shaw is out now!

August 2013

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.......

Village Fortunes by Rebecca Shaw is out now!

September 2014

Village Fortunes by our bestselling author Rebecca Shaw is out in paperback now!

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.

Village Rumours is out NOW!

August 2014

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?

Deceptively Original

January 2011

January 2010 saw the publication of Rebecca Shaw’s 21st novel, which propelled its way straight into the charts.

A Village Deception, published on the 11th January, went to No.13 on the Top 20 Original Fiction List.

This is the 15th of Rebecca’s novels to be set in the wonderful village of Turnham Malpas, helping to make up the long running series.

Rebecca originally qualified as a teacher of deaf children and began her writing career after the last of her four children left home. Rebecca has been at the Darley Anderson Agency for over 15 years. She is hugely talented and much loved.

Click here to read more about Rebecca and A Village Deception.

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