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The Flower Arranger at All Saints

By Lis Howell

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In the village of Tarnfield in the North of England, feuds and rivalries lie hidden under its genteel surface. Then, the new vicar decides it's time the community was shaken up and that brings together an unlikely alliance of Suzy Spencer. But their alliance comes too late to save the regular flower arranger, found decoratively slain.

She didn't expect to meet her maker quite so soon...

In the picturesque village of Tarnfield in the North of England, feuds and rivalries lie hidden under its genteel surface. Then the new vicar decides it's time the community was shaken up and that brings together an unlikely alliance of Suzy Spencer, working mother, part time tv producer, sometime (amateur) flower arranger and full time mess, and Robert Clark, conservative widower of the parish. But their alliance comes too late to save the regular flower arranger, found decoratively slain among her own handiwork in the local church vestry...

Biographical Notes

Lis Howell teaches television to postgraduate students at City University. As a TV executive she started up Living TV and was first female Head of News at ITV. She later organised Sky's coverage of the First Gulf War. Lis is a practising Anglican.

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  • ISBN: 9781472126467
  • Publication date: 01 Dec 2016
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  • Imprint: Constable
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