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Ruth's First Christmas Tree: A Ruth Galloway Christmas Story (Ruth Galloway Series)

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A remark which, like many of Shona’s comments, combines to make Ruth feel both childlike and stupid. She hasn’t been hiding, she is simply chatting with a workmate, and it was Shona who ignored her in the first place. Still, she knows that there’s no point in saying any of this. ‘Hi Shona. You look great.’ ‘Thanks. I feel like a whale. A great big golden whale. Did you feel like this in the last months?’ I feel like that all the time, Ruth wants to tell her. Instead she says, brightly, ‘Not long now. Are you all prepared?’ ‘Almost. Do you want to see the baby’s room?’ Before Ruth can answer, Shona has dragged her away without a word to Bob. Ruth mouths ‘’Bye’ over her shoulder. The hallway and the stairs are now full of people. Ruth sees Liam, Shona’s ex-lover, as well as Freya, a druid friend of Cathbad’s, and several graduate students. For a lunatic moment, she almost thinks that she sees Erik, though he has been dead almost two years. But it’s just another man with long grey hair and a faintly piratical expression. Shona weaves her way through the crowd, kissing cheeks and pressing hands. Ruth plods in her wake, nodding and smiling at people she knows. Surely she can go home soon. Shona opens the door on a little room at the top of the stairs. ‘We were going to use the spare room but Phil needs that for his office. Anyway, this is plenty big enough for a baby. What do you think?’ ‘Babies have a way of spreading,’ says Ruth, but she has to admit that the room is beautiful, pale yellow with a frieze of sun, moon and stars. A mobile of glittering birds hangs from the ceiling. ‘It’s lovely,’ says Ruth. ‘Perfect for a boy or a girl.’

Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths - Goodreads Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths - Goodreads

Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn’t do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special. Can there be a solution to the sad problem of Nelson and Ruth? a promising one for them and their daughter? absolutely love your excellent facts and story line, certainly has kept me hooked for all these years. thank you Elly.The first entry in the acclaimed Ruth Galloway series follows the "captivating"* archaeologist as she investigates a child's bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before. Book one in the series starts as it means to go on, with bones unearthed at the edge of a North Norfolk salt marsh. Are they recent or ancient? DCI Harry Nelson is desperate to know if they belong to a young girl who went missing 10 years ago, and he calls upon the expertise of Dr Ruth Galloway, an academic whose speciality is forensic archeology. Thus begins the relationship between the pair. It is a faltering start, with Ruth and Nelson coming at life from two very different angles – he a bluff northern family man, she a solitary and bookish type who lives in a tiny cottage out on the marshes. But their work is about to draw them inextricably closer. Ruth s First Christmas Tree A Christmas story by Elly Griffiths 22 December The spirits are strong in this one, says...

Ruth s First Christmas Tree. A Christmas story by Elly Griffiths Ruth s First Christmas Tree. A Christmas story by Elly Griffiths

Well, let’s have a drink now,’ says Cathbad. ‘I’ve made some more mulled wine. Do you want some?’ ‘That would be lovely,’ says Ruth, sinking down on the sofa, still staring up at the tree. ‘And I’ve got something for you.’ She takes the piece of wood out of her bag.

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A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are dra …

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