The Village Wit

American Richard Bentley settles in rural England, looking for the contented life of a bookshop keeper. His wife of fourteen years has left him out of marital boredom, so Heath-on-the-Wold seems the ideal place to get lost in work and forget the past. Bentley hires Peggy White, a mid-forties townswoman who is his match in sass and intellect. Soon the rules of attraction change everything. More

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Words: 221,380
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452361666
About Mark Beyer

Mark Beyer was born and raised in the Chicago area. He has taught fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago, been a book editor, and worked for many years as a journalist. He has won awards for short story writing (Columbia University Scholastic Competition, 1998) and news features (Florida Association of News Publications, 2004). As the top-selling author for Siren & Muse Publishing, he has drawn attention to small-press publishers, where people work to make strong literature thrive.

Beyer is currently on the road promoting his new novel, "What Beauty," and making notes for his next book. He blogs at


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American Richard Bentley has some secrets. Any new love life comes with a past ... but does everything need to be known?

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