In This House of Brede

In This House of Brede

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"A novel of sensitive dedication." --"The Atlantic Monthly""Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing 'the heart of holiness of the Church.' It is at once a life of great peace and often equally intense struggle." --"America" magazineThis extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In this gripping narrative of the crises surrounding the ancient Brede abbey, Rumer Godden penetrates to the mysterious, inner heart of a religious community--a place of complexity and conflict, as well as joy and love. It is a place where Philippa, to her own surprise and her friends' astonishment, finds her life by losing it.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129.54 x 177.8 x 58.42mm | 385.55g
  • Loyola University Press,U.S.
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0829421289
  • 9780829421286
  • 143,281

About Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden (1907-98) was born in England, began writing fiction as an adult living in India, and continued a successful writing career after moving back to England. She is the author of many novels, including "In This House of Brede," "Black Narcissus," "The River," and "Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy."show more

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"A novel of sensitive dedication." --"The Atlantic Monthly""Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing 'the heart of holiness of the Church.' It is at once a life of great peace and often equally intense struggle." --"America" magazineThis extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In this gripping narrative of the crises surrounding the ancient Brede abbey, Rumer Godden penetrates to the mysterious, inner heart of a religious community--a place of complexity and conflict, as well as joy and love. It is a place where Philippa, to her own surprise and her friends' astonishment, finds her life by losing it.show more
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