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The Bell : Vintage Classics Murdoch Series

Murdoch, Iris, Byatt, A. S.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics)
Published: February 5, 2004
ISBN: 9780099470489
352 pages

£9.99

Discover Murdoch’s wonderful writing in this compelling story of a young woman and an unusual religious lay community. A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to an enclosed order of nuns. A new bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered.

Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to her husband. Michael Mead, leader of the community, is confronted by Nick Fawley, with whom he had disastrous homosexual relations, while the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved whatever that may mean…

Iris Murdoch’s funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil and the terrible accidents of human frailty.

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