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The Rector’s Daughter
FM MAYOR
Detail from Clausen ‘The Quiet Room’ 1929 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Mary, the daughter of the rectory, loves the local curate, who marries someone else. That is the plot. But all of life is contained in this superb, understated, elegantly written book. When Penguin first reprinted this 1924 novel in the 1970s it was because of a reader’s report that concluded: ‘I think her
work is enormously impressive... very strong, truthful to the edge of bitterness intellectually, powerful, dramatic and, what is most important, she is a superb prose writer.’ And Susan Hill has called it ‘a masterpiece, a flawless English novel.’
A printed silk textile 1924 made in Manchester for Calico Printers’ Ass.
PREFACE BY VICTORIA GRAY
  1999–2021
 NO 140
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