'This is Trollope's finest novel to date.Prepare to be wittily and wisely entertained by an exceptional writer'Daily Mail
For 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 her 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 is to play a significant part in the blossoming of her life...
'I would have killed anyone who wrested this novel from my hands...it's compulsive reading' Daily Mail
'The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on... elegantly written'Sunday Telegraphshow more