- Series: Loyola Classics
- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Loyola Classics; Reissue edition (February 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0829421289
- ISBN-13: 978-0829421286
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,223 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In This House of Brede Paperback – February 1, 2005
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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.
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“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly
“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’ It is at once a life of great peace and often equally intense struggle.” —America magazine
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 gripping narrative of the crises surrounding the ancient Brede abbey, Rumer Godden penetrates to the mysterious, inner heart of a religious community—a place of complexity and conflict, as well as joy and love. It is a place where Philippa, to her own surprise and her friends’ astonishment, finds her life by losing it.