Bewildering Cares by Winifred PeckBewildering Cares by Winifred Peck

Bewildering Cares

byWinifred Peck

Paperback | October 3, 2016

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‘It’s a storm in a tea-cup, of course, but then we happen to live in a tea-cup!’

So begins Camilla Lacely’s charming, witty diary of life as a vicar’s wife in a mid-sized town outside of Manchester in the anxious, early days of World War II. The ‘everything and nothing’ that happens include a controversy swirling around the curate’s pacifist sermon (through which, alas, Camilla napped, making it difficult for her to discuss with outraged parishioners), servant problems, anxieties about Camilla’s son off training with his regiment, the day-to-day worries of friends, and a potential romance in the town … or are there two romances?

Readers of Bewildering Cares might well be reminded of the likes of E.M. Delafield or Angela Thirkell, but Peck offers her own distinct take—sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching—on the ironies and heartbreaks (not to mention the storms in teacups) of domestic life, community, faith and life during wartime. This new edition includes an introduction by social historian Elizabeth Crawford.

‘(Winifred Peck) deserves our real gratitude for making us laugh in these troublous days’ Times Literary Supplement

‘A romantic who was as sharp as a needle’ Penelope Fitzgerald

Winifred Peck (1882-1962) was born Winifred Frances Knox in Oxford, the daughter of the future Bishop of Manchester. Her mother Ellen was the daughter of the Bishop of Lahore. A few years after her mother's death, Winifred Peck became one of the first pupils at Wycombe Abbey School, and later studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Retu...
Title:Bewildering CaresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.44 inPublished:October 3, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911413872

ISBN - 13:9781911413875

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