Title Priory, The
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper
Size 536 pages
Publisher London Persephone Books c1939, 2009
1903155304 / 9781903155301
Seller ID 7368
Spine faintly creased, spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; There is an afterword by David Conville in this edition. He knew the home and several of the people that this novel is based on. "Saunby Priory, a large house somewhere in England which has seen better times is the setting for this novel. We are shown the two Marwood girls, who are nearly grown-up, their father, the widower Major Marwood, and their aunt; then, as soon as their lives have been described, the Major proposes marriage to a woman much younger than himself - and many changes begin." Whipple's focus on characters and relationships is evident in this novel.
; 'Any novel by Dorothy Whipple is guaranteed to be an absorbing story of family relationships, romance & heartache... Dorothy Whipple is one of my favourite authors'.- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading'
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British Woman Author, Novel, Country Home, England, Midlands, Family Life