Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review - In this House of Brede

In This House of BredeIn This House of Brede by Rumer Godden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fascinating look into life at a Benedictine monastery in England. Phillipa is an especially interesting resident as she has come to Brede as a divorced 42 year old.

The various roles of those in the house are explained and their relationships to one another are explored. As one not very familiar with the ways of the Catholic faith, this was so insightful.

Godden spent 3 years living outside the gates of a monastery when writing this book.
Her characterizations of the nuns are full of personality and causes them to be seen not only in the light of those called by God but also as women living and working together with their individual opinions and moods.

An excellent book in many ways.

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1 comment:

  1. I've been visiting your blog and I love these cute illustrations and your buttons. I collect vintage children's dishes and love old storybooks, do you collect children's dishes too? I read it in your blog but couldn't find them.
    Besos (kisses) from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Silvina.



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