Thursday, January 30, 2014

Coming Soon To a Book Store Near You ~ The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals; Wendy Jones

While trying to prioritize my lengthy list of new books coming out in 2014, I decided to try a new feature on my blog. I'm hoping this idea will hopefully serve a few purposes: keep me focused on books I'd like to read, give a little PR to the authors (especially new authors) who worked so hard getting published, and to let other readers know about books that will be hitting the book stores soon (within the next 90 days). 

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today - 

Title: The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals
Author: Wendy Jones
Publisher: Europa Editions
Pub Date: March 4, 2014

What's it about 

Under the heady influence of a springtime picnic and vague notions of obligation, young undertaker Wilfred Price blurts out a marriage proposal to a woman he barely knows. Much to his consternation, she says yes. As Wilfred attempts to extricate himself from the situation, his betrothed’s overbearing father presents further complications. And when Wilfred meets another woman he does wish to marry, a comedy of manners ensues. Set in rural Wales during the 1920s, Wendy Jones’s charming first novel is a deceptive, subtly humorous entrance to the mores and social conventions of a world gone by.
Sound like a book you might add to your wish list? 


  1. Definitely sounds like something I would like and Wales would be a new setting for me!

  2. This does sound good, Diane!

  3. Oh this sounds very delightful! I will have to wishlist it.

  4. I read this book last year - loved it. Very memorable.

    1. last year? wow. Perhaps it's new to this imprint then or that you are outside the US.

  5. The synopsis grabbed me and I'll add the title to my list immediately. Thanks, Diane!

  6. Sounds delightful! I love that it's set in Wales.

  7. I am a lover of debut novels!

  8. I've had my eye on this one since I read about it in the Europa catalog!

  9. Thanks for featuring this. It was not on my radar anyplace and certainly sounds like something I'd enjoy.


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