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The Story of Marie Claire

Susan Hampshire

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Vera Mellor Marie Claire High Peak

A modern history novel by local self-published author Vera Mellor is currently being distributed for sale at local outlets.

The novel `The Story of Marie Claire' covers the period from the First World War to the early years of the 21st Century and features a plot which shifts between the past and the present.

The story revolves around a struggling small town community centre where members are co-ordinating fundraising ideas to save the centre from closure. The main character Marie Claire comes up with an idea that impacts on the centre in a way no-one could have foreseen.

Vera says: "The book has been very well received so far. My novel is based on the experiences of earlier generations of my family. It has all the elements of drama, humour, suspense and romance and features popular subjects.''

She has lived in the High Peak for 35 years and has previously written three books on country walks. The new book is her first novel.

If you would like a copy of the book, it is priced at £8.14 including post and packing. To order a copy, please contact Vera via her email address vera@eagleswings.go-plus.net or take a look at her website: www.veralindamellor.highpeakweb.org.uk