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Rosy Thornton - More ​Than Love Letters
Idealistic ​young primary school teacher Margaret Hayton writes campaigning letters to her MP (fast-spinning New Labour smoothy Richard Slater) about everything from asylum seekers to dog waste. They meet, and eventually they fall in love - with more than a little trouble and confusion along the way. A mixture of romance, tragedy and farce, this is also a novel about life in Ipswich in the shadow of the sugar beet works.

Rosy Thornton - Crossed ​Wires
This ​is the story of Peter, a Cambridge geography don who crashes his car into a tree stump when swerving to avoid a cat, and Mina, the girl at the Sheffield call centre who deals with his insurance claim. It tracks their parallel lives, as well those of their families - because both Peter and Mina are single parents. An old-fashioned fairy tale of love across the class divide, it is also a book about the small joys and tribulations of parenthood; about one-ness and two-ness; about symmetry and coincidence; about the things which separate us and the things which bring us together. It is a story, in fact, of the accidents of geography.

Rosy Thornton - The ​Tapestry of Love
A ​rural idyll: that's what Catherine Parkstone is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cévennes mountains. Divorced and with her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you're no longer just on holiday, and Catherine finds herself with unexpected battles to fight. French bureaucracy, the mountain weather, the reserve of her neighbours - and most unsettling of all, her own fascination with the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. The Tapestry of Love is the story of how a woman falls in love with a place and its people: a portrait of landscape, a community and a fragile way of life.

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