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Tea at the Opalaco and other stories – Jane Lockyer Willis

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

£9.28 £6.57

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A collection of twenty short stories. The Visit was commended for the 2011 John Walter Salver competition and Jane was also awarded second prize in 2015 for her story Undelivered. Several of her pieces have been adapted for radio. “An eclectic collection of stories exploring human relations” “Tearooms, picnics, weddings and romantic encounters abound”.

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1. Tea at the Opalaco
2. Lettuce and Lettice
3. Over Buttered Scones
4. The Christmas Fare
5. The Picnic
6. Tin Wedding
7. Where the Bee Sucks
8. Michael’s Time Out
9. A Seasonal Tale
10. Sangria
11. Something Unspoken
12. The Golden Snapdragon
13. Miss Henry
14. Incident at a Bus Stop
15. The Visit
16. 5 Gresham Place
17. Faking it
18. Home is Where the Heart is
19. Undelivered
20. Frozen in Time

About Jane

9 reviews for Tea at the Opalaco and other stories – Jane Lockyer Willis

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Stroud

    A delightful collection of short stories! Each one so different, each one taking you by surprise. There’s never a dull moment here. The action and dialogue, so true to life, carry you along effortlessly. You can’t help but be impressed by such imagination and subtle humour. I don’t know about tea at the Opalaco, but I really enjoyed reading these stories with my coffee at Pret a Manger!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    ‘I bought your book ‘Tea at the Opalaco’. In fact, I have just finished it. I really enjoyed the stories, especially as I rarely read fiction. I learnt a lot through reading your book. Thank you so much.’ Jill (retired journalist)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    I enjoyed reading Tea at The Opalaco which is the latest book written by Jane Lockyer Willis. I thought the stories most entertaining & varied with good descriptive writing. They certainly held one’s attention & were a good commentary on the foibles of life!
    I’d certainly recommend it as ‘a good read.’ – Mary Mumford

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    In Tea at the Opalaco, the author has put together a collection of astutely observed, and well written pieces. These not only provide good, satisfying reading but take the reader into twists of the human psyche that might otherwise pass unnoticed. – Rodney Newham

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    Jane Lockyer Willis has delighted with an eclectic mix of short stories in Tea at the Opalaco and other stories.Tales full of real life characters, bruised by upbringing or hiding feelings behind a veneer of socially acceptable behavior then rebelling and throwing off the conventions, ghostly happenings and much more. I particularly liked Tin Wedding – though I, like Robert, swear to being able to tell marg from butter!
    A thoroughly enjoyable read. – Leslie Boulis

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    Thoroughly enjoyed these delightful, satisfying stories, written with a humorous edge. – Ron Nicholl

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    AnneS

    Two anonymous reviews submitted to the publisher:
    ** An eclectic collection of stories exploring human relations

    ** Tearooms, picnics, weddings and romantic encounters abound

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    A broad selection of short stories with varied themes that hold the interest of the reader. In short, a very enjoyable book. – Jon

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnneS

    A delightful collection of stories dissecting mostly middle-class mores which, on the one hand, offer them the respect they deserve and, on the other, hang them out to dry. The playing field is often Miss Marple country and the level of shock at the revelations modest by any standards . . . but the characters are beautifully drawn and the depth of impact on those involved can be devastating. And there are gems amongst them. The Visit – don’t we all have an Isobel in our lives? Something Unspoken – where in fact there are all sorts of things that have gone unspoken; it took me two readings to unravel them all. Miss Henry – I am certain she taught me too. 5 Gresham Place – well, no modest revelations there, far from it! Amongst the herbaceous borders and cream teas there is something for everyone. Well worth the download. – John Hughes – Author

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