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A Burracombe Christmas

Lilian Harry

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Christmas Fiction, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories

A short story to whisk you away on a festive trip to the Devonshire village where life is full of surprises

Steal a glimpse at the past loves and lives of your favourite Burracombe characters in this captivating Burracombe short story.

A Burracombe Christmas tells the story of 17-year-old Alice Tozer who comes as a maid to the Tozers' farm in Burracombe in the spring of 1918.

Alice soon falls in love with the little village and with life on the farm. But that's not all she's falling for. Ted Tozer is half promised to young Ivy Prowse, daughter of a neighbouring farmer, yet Alice and Ted feel a powerful bond forming.

But romance must wait as Ted's brother Joe returns from the war only to fall ill with influenza. Alice sees a new side to the family as she nurses Joe and wonders if life as a farmer's wife could be her destiny.

As the year turns towards the first peacetime Christmas in years, it seems like there will be more to celebrate in Burracombe than anyone had hoped.

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Lilian Harry

Lilian Harry grew up in Gosport, on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with two miniature schnauzers who allow her just enough room on the sofa. She is a keen bellringer and walker, and enjoys taking part in village life. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.

Follow Lilian on Twitter @LilianHarry or visit to find out more.

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