The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals – WENDY JONES

The Thought and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals is the debut novel by Wendy Jones and published by Corsair.

Everyone has to make decisions about love…

Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion and a yellow dress, 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 realized his mistake. He does not love Grace.

Set in the spring of 1924 in west Wales, this is a story of a young man who makes a foolish statement that if he is not careful will change his life forever.

Very easy to read, quite short and flows along,  this book isn’t something that requires you to think too much. Some may find it too gentle a read and not really grabbing you. There certainly isn’t anything you can fault about the quality of the writing but for me the story was a little to ‘nice’.

Lovely connections between Wilfred and his father and there is a line that made me laugh and to me summed up the innocence of the book and era (without wanting to give anything away!) – “He had touched her leg, that time. Perhaps Grace had sat on a toilet seat”.

Thank you Constable Robinson for sending me a copy.

Click below if you’d like to purchase a copy from Amazon uk

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3 responses to “The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals – WENDY JONES

  1. This is not for me Lou, surprise, surprise. :) But, i do love your reviews and always check them out. HB

  2. Dot

    What a brilliant title for a book! Adding this one to my list.

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