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Summary

The perfect escapist listen, for all fans of Cathy Bramley and Scarlett Bailey. A Year at the Star and Sixpence is Holly Hepburn's four Star and Sixpence novellas collected together as a novel for the first time.

When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a little pub in a beautiful country village, they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But when they arrive at the Star and Sixpence, it's not quite what they imagined - it's pretty much derelict, ruined by debts, and it's going to be a huge job to get it up and running again. But they are determined to make the best of this new life, and they set about making the pub the heart of the village once again. Their first year at the Star and Sixpence won't be easy, though nothing worth doing ever is.

But when the sisters' past comes back to haunt them, they start to think that the fresh start they needed is very far away indeed....

Curl up with A Year at the Star and Sixpence - the perfect novel to start the new year the way you mean to go on.

A Year at the Star and Sixpence is the collected Star and Sixpence novellas. If you have already enjoyed the novellas, then you have already enjoyed A Year at the Star and Sixpence. For new novellas from Holly, check out her Picturehouse by the Sea series, starting in January 2017!

©2018 Holly Hepburn (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters." (Rowan Coleman)
"You'll fall in love with this fantastic new series from a new star of women's fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting, Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence is simply wonderful. I want to read more!2 (Miranda Dickinson)
"Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!" (Cathy Bramley)

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Pleasing glimpse into village life..

Pleasing glimpse into village life with a rich mixture of likeable characters brilliantly brought to life by the excellent narration.

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good book

most enjoyable, looking forward to the next book, hope it's read by Karen Cass, as she does a great job.

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A year at the star and sixpence

A wonderful story that made you want to curl up in front of a fire and not put it down.

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Excellent book

Really enjoyed this book. Heart warming and funny. . Captured village pub and life .

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Excellent

Loved every bit of this book - great narration and such a heart warming story - hope there’s a follow up?

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Great Book

I really enjoyed this book it was a lovely story to read heartwarming and funny

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Warm hearted, feel good listening

Wonderful voices with memorable well developed characters. A family feel good listen with real people with interesting issues.

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  • Sandy Seese
  • 21-03-18

Great Distraction

I loved this story and the detail of each recount. What a great distraction on my daily 2 hour commute.