The Corner That Held Them

The Corner That Held Them

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/01/2021
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Synopsis

'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: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241454817
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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