The Courtyard (by Marcia Willett)

'The Courtyard' is a light modern novel by Marcia Willett.

Gussie and Nell make friends unexpectedly in the tea-shop, and their lives are fated to intertwine from then on.

Gussie's young cousin Henry has converted his stable block into cottages, and they are amongst the first residents. Romances develop and friendships grow, and the reader is caught up in the hopes and fears of the people as they face the recession.

Satisfactory conclusion. Recommended.

(I wrote a longer review of 'The Courtyard' on re-reading eight years later)

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