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For twenty years, Anna Bouverie has been the dutiful wife of a village rector, scraping by on his pitiful salary, making cakes for the church bake sales, ironing (badly) her husband's surplices, and clothing herself and her children in parishioners' hand-me-downs. But when an expected promotion to archdeacon falls through, her husband retreats into bitterness. Anna, faced by isolation, the lost hope of a better life, and the bullying of her daughter at school, finally rebels. She takes a job in a supermarket, ...
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For twenty years, Anna Bouverie has been the dutiful wife of a village rector, scraping by on his pitiful salary, making cakes for the church bake sales, ironing (badly) her husband's surplices, and clothing herself and her children in parishioners' hand-me-downs. But when an expected promotion to archdeacon falls through, her husband retreats into bitterness. Anna, faced by isolation, the lost hope of a better life, and the bullying of her daughter at school, finally rebels. She takes a job in a supermarket, earning money, a sense of her own worth, the disapproval of the parish, and the icy fury of her husband. At the same time she is observed with passionate interest by three men, each of whom plays a role in the part-tragic, part-triumphant blossoming of her life.

Anna Bouverie is the Rector's wife. She irons his surplices, delivers the parish newletters, and scrimps to get by on the pittance the Church pays while keeping up appearances for the gossipy villagers. As she watches her children suffer from lack of funds, and her husband withdrawns into his work. Anna comes to realize that she's willing to do whatever it takes to save herself.

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"This is Trollope's finest novel to date.  Prepare to be wittily and wisely entertained by an exceptional writer."
-Carla McKay, Daily Mail

"Like a Barbara Pym novel, though Joanna Trollope has a much stronger grasp than Pym on the tangled web of family life."
-The Times

"The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on and the novel is elegantly written."
-Sunday Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425155295
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Trollope is the author of eagerly awaited and sparklingly readable novels often centred on the domestic nuances and dilemmas of life in present-day England.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2003

    Nice Read!

    The Rector's Wife is better than a beach read. It is also insightful about the ways of life, and it is well written. I enjoyed the book very much.

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