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The Great Village Show

The Great Village Show

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2000s: Ever been to Tindledale? Might seem like a quaint little village but its residents are certainly putting it on the map!

  • ISBN: 978-0007597390
  • Genre: Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

The villagers of quaint little Tindledale are in a bit of a tizzy. The Village Show is about to take place and  after the disaster of last year, they want to win and plan to do everything they can to make that happen. Meg is a teacher of the local school and she wants to impress the school inspectors who want to close the school down. She is going to do what she can to make Tindledale win the show.

She’s not happy to see a celebrity chef arrive in the village – what timing! Dan Wright is rude and not what Tindledale needs…until his plans to open up a new restaurant in the village could really help Meg and the villagers to put Tindledale on the map!

Nothing is as easy or quite as it seems though is it?

Travel Guide


Interactive map of fictional Tindledale can be found on the author’s website


Tindledale – the perfect country village where everyone knows everyone else and where the sense of community and community spirit has remained and if anything grown stronger despite the changes of the world outside.

Tindledale is unspoiled, caught up in the past but not old fashioned or static. No, this is  a village proud to have retained its old fashioned charm and delight. Feels like a pair of slippers on a cold day, a nice warm fire and a mug of hot chocolate all rolled into one. Country bumpkin world of a more simple and pleasurable way of life.

The village show is the highlight of the local rural calendar so all bets are off as to who will win and the efforts to make this happen have to worthy of note!

The villagers themselves are delightful – From busybody Meg to Meg’s mum who speaks her mind whenever the mood takes her. Tact and diplomacy don’t walk beside her anymore – they’ve moved on – but she knows how to hold her own.

This village show is the way to save the school and the village -everyone wants to raise its profile in a hope that they can rescue the village school from closure. But how to encourage people to send their children there to increase the student numbers?

The map included at the beginning of the book is a great addition as it helps you to visualise the layout of the village and all its houses and shops. But Harrogate in Yorkshire really shares many of the cosy attributes we think –

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