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Northbridge Rectory

  • Author
    • Angela Thirkell
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As the war continues it brings its own set of trials to the the village of Northbridge. Eight officers of the Barsetshire Regiment have been billeted at the rectory, and Mrs Villars, the Rector's wife, is finding the attentions of Lieutenant Holden (who doesn't seem to mind that she is married to his host) quite exhausting. The middle-aged ladies and gentlemen who undertake roof-spotting from the church tower are more concerned with their own lives than with any possible parachutist raids. There is the love triangle of Mr Downing, his redoubtable hostess Miss Pemberton and the hospitable Mrs Turner at the Hollies. And, to add to Mrs Villar's woes, egocentric, imperious Mrs Spender, the Major's wife, is foisted on the rectory when she is bombed out of her London home.

First published in 1941, Northbridge Rectory is a captivating comedy of an English village in the War years.
  • Published: May 05 2016
  • Pages: 368
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780349007427
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Press Reviews

  • New York Times
    You read her, laughing, and want to do your best to protect her characters from any reality but their own
  • Christopher Fowler

    Independent on Sunday
    The novels are a delight, with touches of E. F. Benson, E. M. Delafield and P. G. Wodehouse
  • Alexander McCall Smith

    Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself