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Title: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
A VIRAGO MODERN CLASSIC
By: Rumer Godden
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1844088561
ISBN 13: 9781844088560
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Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
Pub. date: 1 February, 2013
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Pages: 528
Description: Rumer Godden's classic 1960s novel is a vivid portrait of a woman's encounter with faith as she enters an order of Benedictine nuns.
Synopsis: 'The motto was Pax but the word was set in a circle of thorns. Peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort.'Bruised by tragedy, Philippa Talbot leaves behind a successful career with the civil service for a new calling: to join an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns. In this small community of fewer than one hundred women, she soon discovers all the human frailties: jealousy, love, despair. But each crisis of heart and conscience is guided by the compassion and intelligence of the Abbess and by the Sisters' shared bond of faith and ritual. Away from the world, and yet at one with it, Philippa must learn to forgive and forget her past . . .
Illustrations: None
Publication: UK
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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