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In this House of Brede

Rumer Godden

In this House of Brede

by Rumer Godden

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London, Macmillan, 1969.

StatementRumer Godden.
The Physical Object
Pagination428p. :
Number of Pages428
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14991255M
ISBN 100330026410

Rumer Godden (–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/5(19). In This House of Brede: A Novel by Rumer Godden. Following World War II, a British widow joins a Benedictine monastery in this poignant New York Times bestseller from the author of Black Narcissus.  For most of her adult life, Philippa Talbot has been a successful British professional.

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I finished In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden in mid-April to make sure it was a good selection for Captive Thoughts Book Club's May discussion. You can read my review here, and I hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I background information on the author, Rumer Godden, can be found here. Even though there are discussion questions on the publisher's website, I thought a few.   A;though 'In This House of Brede' is a work of fiction, the story explores the mystery and complexity of a religious community and the women who choose this life of prayer and hard work in a thoroughly believable fashion Godden's characters are strong, committed, human and divine/5().


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One can certainly read In This House of Brede as the finely honed story it is. Rumer Godden was a consummate In this House of Brede book long before she was a Christian, and she never betrays her craft, not even to make a doctrinal point.

The skills of rich characterization that she brings to her nuns are marvelous to by: 3. In This House of Brede tells the story of Philippa, a successful businesswoman with a past, who follows God's leading to enter a monastery in Brede England in the s. Because of her success, connections, and worldliness, her sincerity and willingness to humble herself are doubted at first, but the Abbess Hester agrees that Philippa will be accepted as a novice/5.

One can certainly read In This House of Brede as the finely honed story it is. Rumer Godden was a consummate artist long before she was a Christian, and she never betrays her craft, not even to make a doctrinal point.

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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 made-for-television film /5(). The poignant, New York Times–bestselling novel of the spiritual and personal lives of nuns cloistered in a Benedictine monastery as change begins to rock the Catholic Church.

For most of her adult life, Philippa Talbot has been a successful British professional. Rumer Godden, author of Black Narcissus and In This House of Brede, has crafted a truly transformative tale about faith, forgiveness, and the mercy of a loving God /5(19).

The novel In This House of Brede follows the journey of successful business woman Philippa Talbot as she leaves her life to become a nun at Brede, a Benedictine monastery. Although she joins the monastery at a more advanced age than most nuns, Philippa is able to use the life experiences she has had to help solve problems and elicit change at.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(). In This House of Brede provides a beautiful apology for the importance of "being" over "doing".

Oh yes, I also had a third response. Reading the book caused in me such a great desire to sing Gregorian Chant that I pulled down my Gradual Triplex and sang for the next hour or so!5/5(6).

In This House of Brede Quotes Showing of 14 “One of the good things about a Catholic church is that it isn't respectable," she had told Richard. "You can find anyone in it, from duchesses to whores, from tramps to kings.” ― Rumer Godden, In This House of BredeCited by: 3. In This House of Brede, published inbegins with the astonishing decision of an unusually talented and successful English civil servant to enter an enclosed Benedictine convent after the.

I first saw In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden on Anne Bogel’s “20 Absorbing Doorstop for Your Summer Reading List.

” (While Anne had not read the book yet at the time, a reader told her it was a must-read.I second the reader’s opinion because it’s fantastic.) I picked this book up because 1) books set in monasteries and convents fascinate me and 2) I still wanted a good The King's Pleasure/The Day the World Ended/My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr/In this House of Brede/ The Black Camels (Reader's Digest Condensed Books, Volume 4) Published by Reader's Digest ().

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This book is for everybody. You do not have to be Catholic, you do not even have to be religious to appreciate the beautiful story and the writing of In This House of Brede.

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by Reader's Digest/5(28). "In this House of Brede" is perhaps the better of the pair as its story is mostly very believable, and the plot development is the more satisfying. I'd like to alert potential purchasers to the large number of print errors that bedevil the Loyola Press edition of "Brede"/5().In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden.

This book is a trip back to religious life pre-Vatican II. Well-written and easily understood. Although book is lengthy, it is a fairly quick read/5(3). Directed by George Schaefer. With Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley.

A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun/10().