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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.

 

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LOYOLA PRESS INTRODUCES LOYOLA CLASSICS, a series of reprint editions of literary and popular Catholic fiction. Combining a high degree of literary merit with enduring popular appeal, Loyola Classics will attract modern readers interested in the timeless themes of religious fiction. Eight books will be added to the series each year. Each book includes a new introduction by a contemporary writer, as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups. 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 1 975 made-for-television film starring Diana Rigg.

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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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In This House of Brede, which served as the basis for a 1975 made-for-television movie, is an extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life. The story, written by Rumer Godden, centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community.
This edition of In This House of Brede includes an introduction by best-selling Christian writer Phyllis Tickle, as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups.

About the Author

Rumer Godden (1907–98) was born in England, began writing fiction as an adult living in India, and continued a successful writing career after moving back to England. She is the author of many novels , including In This House of Brede, Black Narcissus, The River, and Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy.

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Frumie, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Frumie)
Writing in the spare style that a gifted English author can do so well, Rumer Godden draws a portrait of a middle-aged professional woman who gambles everything on a belief. Set in the era immediately before Vatican II, Phillipa is a woman who has succeeded in a man's world. The novel opens with her preparing to enter a cloistered Benedictine convent. She knows what she believes but finds that living it day-to-day can be difficult in ways she never dreamed. The plot moves Phillipa and the reader through her evolution from an independent loner to a valued member of a community of disparate women. These are no pious nuns but full-blooded personalities who strive to live together and live for God despite their human failings. Having discovered this book three decades ago, I still re-read it at least once a year.
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ISBN:
9780829421286
Introduction:
Tickle, Phyllis
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Introduction by:
Tickle, Phyllis
Introduction:
Tickle, Phyllis
Author:
Tickle, Phyllis
Author:
Godden, Rumer
Author:
Welborn, Amy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Monastic and religious life of women
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Subject:
In This House of Brede
Subject:
Benedictine religious life
Subject:
Community life
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Loyola Classics
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 1.56 in 1.09 lb

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"Synopsis" by , LOYOLA PRESS INTRODUCES LOYOLA CLASSICS, a series of reprint editions of literary and popular Catholic fiction. Combining a high degree of literary merit with enduring popular appeal, Loyola Classics will attract modern readers interested in the timeless themes of religious fiction. Eight books will be added to the series each year. Each book includes a new introduction by a contemporary writer, as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups. 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 1 975 made-for-television film starring Diana Rigg.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
In This House of Brede, which served as the basis for a 1975 made-for-television movie, is an extraordinarily sensitive and insightful portrait of religious life. The story, written by Rumer Godden, centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community.
This edition of In This House of Brede includes an introduction by best-selling Christian writer Phyllis Tickle, as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups.
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