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    DescriptionFor twenty years, Anna Bouverie, as a priest's wife, has served God and the parish in a variety of ways. She has baked for the Brownies, delivered parish magazines, washed and ironed her husband's surplices and clothed herself and her children in jumble-sale items. When her husband fails to gain promotion to archdeacon and retreats into isolated bitterness, and the bullying of her daughter at the local comprehensive reaches an intolerable level, Anna rebels. She takes a job in the local supermarket where she earns her own money, her sense of self-worth, the shocked disapproval of the parish and the icy fury of her husband. She also attracts the passionate interest of three very different men, each of whom was to play a significant part in the blossoming of her life ...


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    Title
    The Rector's Wife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanna Trollope
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 207 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552994705
    ISBN 10: 0552994707
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC20: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    01 September 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred around the domestic nuaunces and dilemmas of life in present-day England. She has also written a number of historical novels and Britannia's Daughters, a study of women in the British Empire. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire and now lives in London. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.
    Review quote
    "The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on and the novel is elegantly written" The Sunday Times "I would have killed anyone who wrested this novel from my hands... it's compulsive reading" The Times "This is Trollope's finest novel to date. Prepare to be wittily and wisely entertained by an exceptional writer" Daily Mail "Like a Barbara Pym novel, though Joanna Trollope has a much stronger grasp than Pym on the tangled web of family life" The Times "The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on and the novel is elegantly written" Sunday Telegraph
    Review text
    The fourth of Joanna Trollope's shrewd, compassionate studies of English village life and family discord. Anna Bouverie, reluctant, rebellious wife of a country rector, cribb'd, cabin'd and confined by an untenable marriage to a disappointed man, at 42 breaks free, to the undisguised disapproval of her peers, to acquire her own eventual, painful, fulfilment. Joanna Trollope grows better with every book. (Kirkus UK)