The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Funerals

Wendy Jones

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Funerals

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. 3.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Funerals

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Classification Fiction
Genre General Fiction
Format Hardcover
Pages 208
RRP £12.99
Date of Publication January 2012
ISBN 978-1780330563
Publisher Corsair
 

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.

Reviews

The Spectator

Layla Sanai

Period detail is vividly evoked, with the three daily postal deliveries, the deserted Welsh coves, the aftermath of the great flu epidemic, Griddle’s treacle and Punch and Judy. This is a delightful debut, whose droll exterior masks something wiser and sadder.

04/02/2012

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The Sunday Times

Elizabeth Buchan

Understanding the sexual repressions of a different era can be an effort but Wilfred’s sentimental education is wrought ... delightfully and affectionately

19/02/2012

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The Daily Mail

Hephzibah Anderson

… a spryly told tale …

19/01/2012

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