Bridgid Murray, bright, prim, Catholic and working class, is only too eager to leave her untidy Liverpool home and feckless mother for the sense of purpose offered by a French convent. In the serene beauty of her Mediterranean cloister, she strives to become the perfect novice.

Going in 1995, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140236712

New edition

Mass-market paperback

Going in 1994, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241002285