The Bride Comes to Evensford, a novella first published in 1943, follows a woman from her arrival in a small town (modelled on Bates's native Rushden) to her work for a draper, her marriage to him, her increasing command over the business and the household, and finally to her infatuation with a young man as a widow in her fifties. Written and published in the midst of Bates's work for the Air Ministry, but hearkening back in style and subject matter to his pre-war stories, this is a beautiful study of one woman's life, her hopes and disappointments.
Philip Toynbee stated that it had "a fine elegant shape, covering with formidable skill a period of thirty years in only twice as many pages...
Mr. Bates is a master of restraint...in a period of over-exuberance."
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|Size: ||2.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Reader|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781448215133 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|