In This House of Brede: A Virago Modern Classic
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In This House of Brede: A Virago Modern Classic
by Godden, Rumer

'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 ...


Publication date: 2013

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781844088560

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:783

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