Letter To Sister Benedicta
‘Funny, sad and intensely moving, it is a joy to read from beginning to end’ Auberon Waugh
ReissueFat and fity, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis. Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralysed; her grown-up children are gone. In her anguish Ruby appeals for help to a half-remembered figure from her colonial Indian girlhood - Sister Benedicta. Gradually the events leading up to Leon's stroke are revealed and a woman emerges whose capacity to love, hope and understand are far greater than she realizes.
Praise for Letter To Sister Benedicta
The fact that Ruby Constad emerges so strong and devoid of self-pity makes her one of the most generous and complete of modern heroinesThe Times
An original talent clears the hurdle of a second novel with pathos and humourGuardian
Miss Tremain does something to restore my confidence in the vitality of the English novel... Letter to Sister Benedicta should be seen as a triumph of the human spirit over the afflictions which beset usAuberon Waugh