The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2014.
ISBN: 9781609451851
Branch Call Number: JON
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 29, 2018

I'm not sure about this book. There were a lot of things to like, I liked Wilfred Price much better when he stood up for himself & I liked the way he stood up for Grace also. He was kind with a strong sense of justice & I like both those qualities. I'm worried that people are settling for less than they can have though. I feel as if the story is unfinished so I will read the next book but I wouldn't get any pleasure from it if it is more of the same. I can't give it a star rating right now.

May 14, 2014

careless grammar, careless word choice, casual cruelty to characters--one hopes jones is simply a very bad writer.

Jul 05, 2012

An unexpected and engaging story set in the 1920s in Wales.
Characters I really cared about. Unusual twists. Picturesque settings. Wilfred evolves from just going along with things that happen to him to taking charge. essentially loving and compassionate.

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