Publication Date: 28/01/2021 ISBN: 9780241454817 Category:

The Corner That Held Them

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 28/01/2021 ISBN: 9780241454817 Category:
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‘One of the great British novels of the twentieth century: a narrative of extraordinary reach, power and beauty’ Sarah Waters

The nuns who enter a medieval Norfolk convent are told to renounce the world, but the world still finds ways to trouble them, whether it is through fire, floods, pestilence, a collapsing spire, jealous rivalries, a priest with a secret or a plague of caterpillars. As we follow their daily lives over three centuries, this masterpiece of historical fiction re-creates a world run by women.

‘As an act of imagined history this novel has few rivals. Also, as it happens, a work of high, frequent comedy’ George Steiner, The Times Literary Supplement

‘Spellbinding . . . One starts rereading as soon as one has reached the last page’ Sunday Times

‘Magnificent’ Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph

Publisher Review

A magnificent recreation of the life of a medieval convent * The Daily Telegraph * A spellbinding piece of historical fiction-spare, luminous. . . . One starts rereading as soon as one has reached the last page * The Sunday Times * A classic, whose resonance deepens inside the reader in proportion to its austere, luminous discretion. Also, as it happens, a work of high, frequent comedy. As an act of imagined history this novel has few rivals * The Times Literary Supplement *

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