A masterful historical novel of monastic life, set in the 14th century. Many consider this Townsend Warner's most accomplished work.
Born in Harrow (1893-1978), Sylvia Townsend Warner published seven novels, four volumes of poetry, a volume of essays and eight volumes of short stories. She lived most of her adult life with her close companion Valentine Ackland in Dorset and Norfolk.
A magnificent recreation of the life of a medieval convent, dense with physical detail and imagined lives. - Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph