The Telephone Box Library

The Telephone Box Library

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/01/2020
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Set in a picturesque Cotswold village, The Telephone Box Library is an uplifting story about fresh starts and new beginnings, by bestselling author of The Village Green Bookshop, Rachael Lucas.

'A delightful slice of escapism tied up with a gorgeous, romantic ribbon' - Cathy Bramley, author of A Vintage Summer.

The Cotswolds: the perfect retreat for a stressed-out teacher. And Lucy has found just the right cottage for a bargain rent. All she has to do is keep an eye on Bunty, her extremely feisty ninety-something neighbour . . .

With her West Highland terrier Hamish at her side, Lucy plans to relax and read up on the women of nearby Bletchley Park. But the villagers of Little Maudley have other ideas, and she finds herself caught up in the campaign to turn a dilapidated telephone box into a volunteer-run library.

Along the way, she makes friends with treehouse designer Sam, and finds herself falling for the charms of village life. And it seems Bunty has a special connection to Bletchley Park and the telephone box – one that she's kept secret for decades . . .

'I loved it! Intrigue, romance, and utterly compelling' – Alex Brown, author of A Postcard from Italy.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509882779
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm

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The Telephone Box Library
Pleasurable read
Lucy is a dedicated teacher who has taken a sabbatical due to health problems caused by the stress of her job. She chances upon a village cottage at a pepp... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Telephone Box Library
Highly recommended!
Another really enjoyable book by Rachael Lucas! This one particularly appealed to me as I’ve seen a village where their defunct telephone box has been con... READ MORE
The Telephone Box Library
Pager tuner
Absolutely loved this. Easy to read, funny, and all the characters were believable. Shame it had to finish.
Pauline Moffat
The Telephone Box Library
The sort of book I could read more than once
Lucy Evans has taken a 6 month sabbatical from her job as a history teacher, and finds herself a temporary home, in return for helping out 95yr old, Bunty... READ MORE
Gee Wood
The Telephone Box Library
A contemporary view of village life
History is everywhere, and in this novel history teaching gives way to local history which in turn affects personal history. Lucy is taking a break in a be... READ MORE
The Telephone Box Library
The Telephone Box Library
Such a lovely heartwarming story. Stories with a human element always invite the reader into the lives of characters in a story and this is one such.
Ronald Dawson