“A novelist of many gifts.” —The Daily Telegraph
“All [Godden’s novels] have one important thing in common: They are beautifully and simply wrought by a woman of depth and sensitivity.” —Los Angeles Times
“[Godden has] a genius for storytelling.” —Evening Standard
This extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. In This House of Brede was the basis of a 1975 made-for-television film starring Diana Rigg.