Author(s): Janet Frame
To the village of Little Burgelstatham comes the tubercular Rev. Aisley Maude, widower, retired clergyman, to convalsesce at this brother's home, Clematis Cottage, Aisley is mild mannered, faintly disturbed by the lack of inhibition in his sunny-natured nephew, Alwyn, who spends his days and nights making love to Jenny, his girlfriend, also a guest in the house. Aisley suspects that to be true to himself he must follow in the footsteps of St. Cuthbert and live as a hermit in solitude, seeking God and a meaning to life in meditation.
This first edition has some shelf wear, but is overall in good condition.