The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals

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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. As Wilfred struggles in an increasingly tangled web of expectation and duty, love and lies, Grace reveals a long-held secret that changes everything.
Publisher: New York, N. Y. : Europa Editions, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2012.
ISBN: 9781609451851
Branch Call Number: FIC JONES, WENDY
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 29, 2018

I'm not sure about this book. There were a lot of things to like, I liked Wilfred Price much better when he stood up for himself & I liked the way he stood up for Grace also. He was kind with a strong sense of justice & I like both those qualities. I'm worried that people are settling for less than they can have though. I feel as if the story is unfinished so I will read the next book but I wouldn't get any pleasure from it if it is more of the same. I can't give it a star rating right now.

May 14, 2014

careless grammar, careless word choice, casual cruelty to characters--one hopes jones is simply a very bad writer.

Jul 05, 2012

An unexpected and engaging story set in the 1920s in Wales.
Characters I really cared about. Unusual twists. Picturesque settings. Wilfred evolves from just going along with things that happen to him to taking charge. essentially loving and compassionate.


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