The World Is a Wedding

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Author(s): Wendy Jones
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015
Product Number: EB00611277
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609452773
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Description

The sequel to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals: "It was a pleasant delight to be invited back into this world" (The Bookbag). Set in 1926, two years after the end of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals, Wendy Jones's The World Is a Wedding finds Wilfred Price married to Flora Myffanwy and trying to be the perfect husband. His efforts only intensify when he learns that Flora is expecting. But something doesn't feel right to Flora: she doesn't feel at home. Meanwhile, Grace (to whom Wilfred was very briefly married before he met Flora) has fled Narberth for London, trying to escape what has happened to her and the secret she carries because of it. But secrets are not so easily escaped—and Grace's will affect Wilfred and Flora, too. A sophisticated comedy of manners, The World Is a Wedding captures life in a small town in Wales and explores the complexities of marriage, motherhood, and masculinity and femininity with equal wit and insight. "Sometimes it's just really nice to find a book that is well-written, straightforward and tells a relatively simple story . . . There are touches of Dylan Thomas in the villagers' characters, with their whispered gossip and nightly drunkenness, but they're not a bad lot. Naturally, there's some tragedy and some joy, and good things that come out of bad situations. Thoroughly enjoyable." —The Irish Times "The book is humorous throughout, often hilariously funny." —Star Tribune

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