The Bell (Google eBook)
A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an order of sequestered nuns. A new bell is being installed when suddenly the old bell, a legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. And then things begin to change. Meanwhile the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved, whatever that may mean. Originally published in 1958, this funny, sad, and moving novel is about religion, sex, and the fight between good and evil.
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Review: The BellUser Review - jo - Goodreads
this book is so good. so so good. it is one of those books of which i ask myself, how did she do it? how did she come up with a story like this? what tremendous formal control does it take to write ... Read full review
Review: The BellUser Review - David - Goodreads
I loved the opening chapters, ending with the butterfly. I didn't like Imber Court much. The geography was incredibly tiresome, with almost constant references to where we are in relation to the house ... Read full review
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