Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

In This House of Brede


The story of nuns and postulants in the closed Benedictine Order in the Abbey of Brede. Through the events of the novel Philippa Talbot, an ex-civil servant, learns how to come to terms with the tragedy from her past and even gain serenity. "The River" is another book by the same author. Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $1.99
Buy new from  $9.58
Collectible from  $9.29

Change currency

Reviews of In This House of Brede

Overall customer rating: 3.334

I was there. She got it right.

by BlueZinnia on Dec 16, 2013

I used to be a cloistered nun, and I can tell you that Rumer Godden got that life pitch-perfect. This is a terrific book; if you want to know what real, non-Hollywood, non-stereotyped nuns are like when they're not around layfolk or the hierarchy, or if you just want a great, inspiring read, this is ... More

dolores c
by dolores c on Sep 9, 2011

The book has never arrived this is the only one that has not made it since I have been ordering from you jean coughlan Ps that's why I can't rate it or review it More


Wonderful read

by Karenfern on Jan 7, 2010

With the book under my belt years ago, I spent four days as a guest in a cloistered Benedictine house. It was excellent background with regard to the Divine Office, which was sung in its full Latin glory. My complaint about the one I got from Loyola Press, was that the copy editing was horrendously ... More

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about In This House of Brede

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!