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In This House of Brede

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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

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Overall customer rating: 3.334
BlueZinnia

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

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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

Karenfern

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

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