In This House of Brede
In This House of Brede is a novel by Rumer Godden published in 1969.
The novel is a portrait of religious life in England that centers on Philippa Talbot, a highly successful professional woman who leaves her life among the London elite to join a cloistered Benedictine community. It begins in 1954, as Phillipa leaves her comfortable life to enter the monastery, Brede Abbey, through her final vows in the changing post-Second Vatican Council environment.
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