A charming and moving depiction of love and secrecy, set against the rural backdrop of a 1920s Welsh village.
Wendy Jones is the author of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, the first novel in the Wilfred Price series, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, a biography of Grayson Perry (Chatto & Windus). She was the first person to do an MA in Life Writing at UEA and has a PhD from Goldsmiths, where she teaches. Wendy hosts Interesting Conversations, a literary programme on Resonance FM. She lives in London.
Gently glorious.Light, compassionate drama about a small, very tightly bound, ancient corner of the world. - The Guardian'Wilfred's sentimental education is wrought so delightfully and affectionately.' - Sunday Timesa delightful story of great charm, very quirky and original.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?A skillfully drawn comedy of manners - The New YorkerTake on its own humble terms an old-fashioned story exploring first love, loyalty and loss this diverting novel is pure pleasure - The New York Times Sunday Book ReviewJones expertly conjures the speech patterns, mores and physical details of a bygone world in this remarkable debut. - SF Gate