In This House of Brede

Classic Literary Fiction

Author: Rumer Godden

Philippa Talbot leaves her Civil Service career for a new calling – to join an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns. In this small community, each crisis is guided by the Abbess and the Sisters’ shared bond of faith. It is here that Philippa must learn to forgive and forget the past…..Read More

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