'I would recommend this book to anyone who's looking for something a little bit different from the crowd. Accessible, engaging, full of ideas and humanity, The Anchoress won't disappoint' - BookEmStevo
'Touching and believable... a beautiful little book' - Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, author of Home
'In the Middle Ages there were women who had themselves walled up ... Anchoresses, they were called.'
Maggie has locked herself in her closet and she won't come out. Lying in the cool, dark space by herself is surprisingly soothing. Visitors come and go - some more welcome than others. There's Norman the nosy neighbour, who's worried her strange behaviour may be lowering the tone of the area. A police officer drops by to offer advice on home security and issues a strange invitation. Then a reporter arrives, inviting Maggie to tell her story to the local paper. And there's the charming pizza delivery man, who shoots the breeze with her before sliding a thin-crust with anchovies under the door. As Maggie gradually opens up about her past, her reasons for taking refuge in her closet become clear.
What will it take for her to face the world again?
The Anchoress is a story about memory, childhood, grief and acceptance. It's about what happens when you shut out the world and rediscover yourself.
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