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A warm and touching novel about a widow making a new life for herself.
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"The fact that Ruby Constad emerges so strong and devoid of self-pity makes her one of the most generous and complete of modern heroines" (The Times)
"An original talent clears the hurdle of a second novel with pathos and humour" (Guardian)
"Miss Tremain does something to restore my confidence in the vitality of the English novel... Letter to Sister Benedicta should be seen as a triumph of the human spirit over the afflictions which beset us" (Auberon Waugh)
'It is a joy to read from beginning to end' Auberon Waugh
'Miss Tremain does something to restore my confidence in the vitality of the English novel...Letter to Sister Benedicta should be seen as a triumph of the human spirit over the afflictions which beset us' Auberon Waugh
Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husand, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralysed; her grown-up children are gone. In her anguish Ruby appeals for help to a half-remembered figure from her colonial Indian girlhood - Sister Benedicta. Gradually, the events leading up to Leon's stroke are revealed and a woman emerges whose capacity to love, hope and understand are far greater than she realises.
'An original talent clears the hurdle of a second novel with pathos and humour' Guardian
'The fact that Ruby Constad emerges so strong and devoid of self-pity makes her one of the most generous and complete of modern heroines' The Times
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Book Description MacDonald & Company (Publishers), Limited, 1978. Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # 17966223-20
Book Description Macdonald and Jane's, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 0354043536_abe_gd
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Book Description Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Limited, London, 1978. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Boards have a little fading along the top edges but are otherwise unmarked. Small stain to top edges of pages near the spine and the top edges also have a little browning. Previous owner's name in blue ink to top left hand corner of front free endpaper and there is the slight trace of a price in pencil to the top right hand corner. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked. The jacket has fading to the title lettering on the spine and light surface and edge wear. First printing. Seller Inventory # 011516
Book Description MacDonald and Jane's, 1978. Condition: Near Fine Copy. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Dustwrapper. All books outside UK sent airmail. Paypal accepted. All dustwrappers are film protected. First Ediiton of the Author's Second Nov. Seller Inventory # 002768