Village Tales

Cross and Poppy: A Village Tale
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The Woolfonts are the prettiest and most placid villages in England. There's the duke, who's more than the comedian he likes to play at being; retired celebrities; real ale; and an all-conquering local XI. All they want is a new Rector. And they get him. No one anticipates that crime, love, and sacrifice shall play out, between the sun of the Summer fete and the poppies of Remembrance Sunday.
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Book One: Nunc Dimittis
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In this, the first part of the second Village Tales novel, changes come to the Woolfonts, floods vex the District, a retirement at the Free School is announced, there's dirty work on council, the Rector is under strain, and a family tragedy befalls the duke. The villagers must rally 'round: and of course do, with blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Book Two: Te Lucis Ante Terminum
Series: Village Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 189,150. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Woolfonts are reeling, from floods, council politics and skulduggery, a tragedy in the duke's family, the duke's own illness, the Rector's collapse, and the prospect of a social housing new build. The Bishop faces a problem in Beechbourne; Edmond Huskisson, a personal crisis. Can the villages Keep Buggering On?
Evensong: Tales from Beechbourne, Chickmarsh, & the Woolfonts: Omnibus Edition
Series: Village Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 330,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 14, 2015 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In this, the complete edition of the work (also published in two parts), the Woolfonts rally 'round in a time of crisis. Teddy and Edmond are in a jam apiece; The Breener is in a daze; the duke, after a tragic loss, is ill, as is the Rector; Sher Mirza is at his wits' end. Of course, this is the Woolfonts: everything will come right on the night. It's the getting there is dicey.
The Day Thou Gavest
Series: Village Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 5, 2016 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In the latest instalment of the Village Tales, one quiet January day: foalings, births, deaths, plans, and pints, and TMS on the ducal wireless: makes four-and-twenty hours of all that Heaven and Earth can afford. The brewery brews; the modern steam locomotives run; the ill are comforted, and children taught, and the land abides. A day of peace: come, spend it in the Woolfonts.
Ye Little Hills Like Lambs
Series: Village Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 1, 2016 by Bapton Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Downlands and the Woolfonts look forward to a placid new year. What they get is tragedy, disaster, a stunning archaeological discovery, and, in the end, perhaps, redemption. But it’ll want all of Canon Paddick’s saintliness, all of the duke’s cunning, and all of Professor Lady Lacy’s wisdom, to see them through and all set right. Merely another half-year in the Woolfonts and District, really.