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Hester and Harriet

Hester and Harriet

Author(s): Hilary Spiers

Location(s): Basingstoke

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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“Hester and Harriet are reluctantly driving to visit relatives when they come across a young woman hiding with her baby in a bus shelter. Seeing the perfect excuse for returning to their own warm hearth, the sisters insist on bringing Daria and Milo home with them.But the arrival of a sinister stranger looking for a girl with a baby, followed quickly by their cousins’ churlish fifteen-year-old son, Ben, who also appears to be seeking sanctuary, Hester and Harriet’s carefully crafted peace and quiet quickly begins to fall apart. And, perhaps, it’s exactly what they need…”

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A beautifully crafted debut novel by Hilary Spiers. Hester and Harriet, mid 60s, live a cosy and contented life in Hampshire. They have a few relatives dotted around and as they are heading out...

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