Constable & Robinson Publishing


'I love this novel ... who would have thought so quiet,
calm and delicate a novel could keep you completely
absorbed from first page to last?'
  FAY WELDON


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

Wendy Jones

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Demy, 208 pp
Published 19th Jan 2012
ISBN: 9781780330563
Markets: World Eng Lan ex US, CAN

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A charming and moving depiction of love and secrecy, set against the rural backdrop of a 1920s Welsh village.
Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's intentions. But by this time Wilfred has realised his mistake. He does not love Grace.

On the verge of extricating himself, Wilfred's situation suddenly becomes more serious when Grace's father steps in. Up until this point in his life, Wilfred's existence has been blissfully simple, and the young undertaker seems unable to stop the swirling mess that now surrounds him. To add to Wilfred's emotional turmoil, he thinks he may just have met the perfect girl for him.

As Wilfred struggles in an increasingly tangled web of expectation and duty, love and lies, Grace reveals a long-held secret that changes everything . . .

Wendy Jones's charming first novel is a moving depiction of love and secrecy, set against the rural backdrop of a 1920s Welsh village, and beautifully told.