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The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones
  

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

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February 2012 Debut of the Month.

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

This charming and beautifully told debut novel, set in 1920s rural Wales, follows Wilfred Price, a young and emotionally confused undertaker! Strange as the choice of setting and characters may be the book is a wonderfully moving depiction of love and secrecy in a simpler time.

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Synopsis

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones

Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's intentions. But by this time Wilfred has realised his mistake. He does not love Grace. On the verge of extricating himself, Wilfred's situation suddenly becomes more serious when Grace's father steps in. Up until this point in his life, Wilfred's existence has been blissfully simple, and the young undertaker seems unable to stop the swirling mess that now surrounds him. To add to Wilfred's emotional turmoil, he thinks he may just have met the perfect girl for him. As Wilfred struggles in an increasingly tangled web of expectation and duty, love and lies, Grace reveals a long-held secret that changes everything...

Reviews

"a delightful story of great charm, very quirky and original." Jacqueline Wilson

"I love this novel... who would have thought so quiet, calm and delicate a novel could keep you completely absorbed from first page to last?" Fay Weldon

"Gently glorious." Kate Long

About the Author

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones grew up in 1970’s suburbia, reading Mandy comic and eating Angel Delight for desert. Aged seven, she got a Brownie ‘Hostess’ Badge for which she set out a gold, wheeled trolley with a tea set and poured tea for the examiner.

Holidays were more productively spent at the ‘end of the world in the west of Wales’, playing in the undertaker’s workshop and paint shop that belonged to an uncle. It was a lot more fun than being good in suburbia and has provided ample material for her novels.

The first person to do an MA in Life Writing at UEA, Wendy has a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, where she teaches. She wrote Portrait of an Artist as a Young Girl, a biography of Grayson Perry, and hosts the literary programme ‘Interesting Conversations’ on Resonance104.4fm. Film rights to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, the first in the Wilfred Price series, have been sold.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th January 2012

Author

Wendy Jones

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Author's Website

www.wendyjjones.com/
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Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780330563

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