Christmas in Cornwall

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Center Point Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 415 pages
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The tender story of a boy, his father, his grandmother, and the bond they form over Christmas -- an instant holiday classic.

As Christmas approaches, Clem and his five-year-old son, Jakey, move to be closer to Clem's mother, Dossie, in Cornwall. Clem realizes that he has to be strong to keep his family together following his wife's untimely death.

Dossie, Jakey, and Clem form a slightly unconventional family bond with the jovial nuns of the local convent with . But when an unexpected event threatens to destroy the nuns' way of life, will everyone still be together next Christmas? Beloved novelist Marcia Willett's gentle and compassionate holiday tale will touch the hearts of parents and grandparents everywhere.

Countless readers around the world have been captivated by Marcia Willett's inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. Now, in Christmas in Cornwall, a timeless and heartwarming novel, Willett illuminates the strength of the families we choose and the power that Christmas has to change us all.

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About the author (2012)

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. Unfortu nately 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 a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write novels. Echoes of the Dance is her seventh book to be published in the United States by Thomas Dunne Books; the other six, A Week in Winter, A Summer in the Country, The Children s Hour, The Birdcage, First Friends, and A Friend of the Family, are available wherever books are sold. Visit her Web site at

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