The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals Hardback
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 . . . Wendy Jones's charming first novel is a moving depiction of love and secrecy, set against the rural backdrop of a 1920s Welsh village, and beautifully told.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/12/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780330563
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Review by jessicariddoch
A rather strange book that has a charm all of it own. It is a standard sort of love story in that the main character does fall in love, but there are problems on the way. What sets this book appart is the air that it manages to convey, That feeling that you are dealing with gentlemen.
Review by Seven.Stories.Press
I was fortunate enough to read this book after getting a copy from my internship/job. The book is a truly traditional comedy of manners, but it involves a good number of surprising twists and sometimes shocking revelations. I'm looking forward to future books in the series.