The Rector's Wife (Paperback)
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The Rector's Wife (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 01/07/1992
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Joanna Trollope has the priceless gift of drawing characters so clearly, and cleanly, that within half a dozen pages, you feel you have known them all your life - and The Rector's Wife is no exception. A thought-provoking, emotionally-charged and, at times, wonderfully witty, read bringing to light the trials and tribulations of marriage - and the struggle when it doesn't give you what you need. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Noble, Erica James and Amanda Prowse.

'Elegantly written' -- The Sunday Times
'Compulsive reading' -- The Times
'Prepare to be wittily and wisely entertained by an exceptional writer' -- Daily Mail
'A wonderful read, just read it and enjoy' -- ***** Reader review
'Just fabulous - what more can I say?' -- ***** Reader review
'A must-read' -- ***** Reader review

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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND YOUR OWN WAY

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 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...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552994705
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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“The Rector's Wife”

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