The Rector's Wife

The Rector's Wife

Book - 1994
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For twenty years Anna Bouverie, as a priest's wife (9,000 pounds a year and a redbrick rectory that looked like a bus shelter) had served God and the parish in a diversity of ways. She had organised the deanery suppers, made cakes for the Brownies' Easter Cake Bake, delivered parish magazines, washed and ironed her husband's surplices (not altogether perfectly according to Miss Dunstable), grown her own vegetables and clothed herself and her children in left-over jumble-sale items.

When her husband failed to gain promotion to archdeacon and retreated into isolated bitterness, and the bullying of her younger daughter at the local comprehensive reached unendurable proportions, Anna suddenly rebelled. Taking a job in the local supermarket she earned money, a sense of her own worth, the shocked disapproval of the parish, and the icy fury of her husband.

As her loneliness and isolation increased, she was observed with passionate interest by three significant men, each of whom was to play a role in the part-tragic part-triumphant blossoming of Anna's life.

Publisher: London : Black Swan, 1994
Edition: Black Swan ed
ISBN: 9780552995542
0552995541
9780552994705
0552994707
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 20 cm

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