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This is an auction for THE THOUGHTS AND HAPPENINGS OF WILFRED PRICE, PURVEYOR OF SUPERIOR FUNERALS, by Wendy Jones.

“Taken on its own humble terms – an old-fashioned story exploring first love, loyalty and loss – this diverting novel is pure pleasure.”
- New York Times Sunday Book Review

“A skilfully drawn comedy of manners."
- The New Yorker

“Wendy Jones’ characters are delightfully drawn, lovingly described, and infused with life that transcends the printed page.”
- World Literature Today (US)

“A life-embracing novel.”
- Boston Globe

“Wilfred's sentimental education is wrought so delightfully and affectionately.'”
- Sunday Times (UK)

“Light, compassionate drama about a small, very tightly bound, ancient corner of the world.'”
- Guardian (UK)

Amazon.com review:

"Under the heady influence of a springtime picnic and vague notions of obligation, young undertaker Wilfred Price blurts out a marriage proposal to a woman he barely knows. Much to his consternation, she says yes. As Wilfred attempts to extricate himself from the situation, his betrothed’s overbearing father presents further complications. And when Wilfred meets another woman he does wish to marry, a comedy of manners ensues. Set in rural Wales during the 1920s, Wendy Jones’s charming first novel is a deceptive, subtly humorous entrance to the mores and social conventions of a world gone by."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2012.

263 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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