A Tangled Web


4.00 · 1 ratings · Published: Sep 10th, 1995 {{ book.ratingTitle }}
A year has passed since Ivy Beasley, an ageing spinster with a quick tongue and an all seeing eye, watched with deep suspicion as her new neighbours, the Palmers, moved into Round Ringford Post office in 'Pastures New'.

But Ivy has not changed her ways.

Who will come under her watchful gaze first?

Will it be Peggy Palmer's, with her warm friendship with unhappily married Bill Turner.

Or the new vicar, Nigel, and his wife, Sophie.

Or even Robert Bates and his girlfriend from town, Mandy Butler; the choirmaster Gabriella Jones and her wayward daughter Octavia; or the Standings at the hall and the Jenkinses in the council houses.

The whole village comes under her scrutiny.

And as the farming year progresses, with the Harvest Supper over and the Christmas Concert rapidly approaching, along with a village wedding, Ivy continues to spread gossip and speculation.

But will she quickly come to realise that she too is caught up in its tangled web?

'A Tangled Web' is the second in the series set in Round Ringford. It is brilliantly told story of village life that will grip the reader from the first page to the last.

Praise for A Tangled Web:

“A deceptively simple tale about village life. A touching novel, the sequel to Pastures New.”

“Forty-nine chapters of delightful situations, at times exciting.” Plymouth Evening Herald

“The author knows village life well, and the minutiae of daily life is always accurate and believable.” Publishing News.

“... continues the chronicle of idyllic, gossipy Round Ringford that began with Pastures New.” Publishers Weekly

Ann Purser is the author of Pastures New. She has lived for twenty years in Northamptonshire, where she has thrown herself into village life, working in a local school and serving as a Parish Councillor. For nine years she ran an art gallery in the village before turning to full time writing.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

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