A Friend of the Family

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Macmillan, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 341 pages

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, Felicity, a married woman who has been dallying with George, another mutual acquaintance. When Felicity is widowed, everyone expects George to pop the question. He does, but to the astonishment of Kate and Cass, his intended bride is not Felicity. With her usual generous helping of tears and laughter, Marcia Willett again provides her fans with a treat to be savored.

"Unanticipated plot twists, winsome characters, and a beguiling setting unite in Willett's captivating comedy of manners." - Booklist

 

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Thea inherits a parrot who helps her become more independent. George falls in love. Minor characters from the previous novel by this author are included, which is a little confusing for someone who ... Read full review

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In this sequel to First Friends, British author Willet revisits the lives of Cassandra Wivenhoe and Kate Webster, one-time boarding school buddies who later become military wives. But the best part of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
20
Section 3
28
Section 4
39
Section 5
58
Section 6
77
Section 7
84
Section 8
93
Section 18
190
Section 19
204
Section 20
211
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
156
Section 16
169
Section 17
180
Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2006)

Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, 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 classic 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; their son, Charles, is now married and a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write fiction. This is the second of several of her early novels that are being published by Thomas Dunne Books; her more recent novels include A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children's Hour, and The Birdcage.

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