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World is a Wedding

World is a Wedding

Nora says: A warm, humorous, beautifully written comedy of manners set in a Welsh town in the 1920s. Jones describes village life and in particular the new marriage of the village undertaker and his wife in generous, sweet terms. Lovely and highly readable!

The sequel to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals: "It was a pleasant delight to be invited back into this world" (The Bookbag).


Set in 1926, two years after the end of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals, Wendy Jones's The World Is a Wedding finds Wilfred Price married to Flora Myffanwy and trying to be the perfect husband. His efforts only intensify when he learns that Flora is expecting. But something doesn't feel right to Flora: she doesn't feel at home.
Meanwhile, Grace (to whom Wilfred was very briefly married before he met Flora) has fled Narberth for London, trying to escape what has happened to her and the secret she carries because of it. But secrets are not so easily escaped--and Grace's will affect Wilfred and Flora, too.
A sophisticated comedy of manners, The World Is a Weddingcaptures life in a small town in Wales and explores the complexities of marriage, motherhood, and masculinity and femininity with equal wit and insight.


"Sometimes it's just really nice to find a book that is well-written, straightforward and tells a relatively simple story . . . There are touches of Dylan Thomas in the villagers' characters, with their whispered gossip and nightly drunkenness, but they're not a bad lot. Naturally, there's some tragedy and some joy, and good things that come out of bad situations. Thoroughly enjoyable."--The Irish Times


"The book is humorous throughout, often hilariously funny."--Star Tribune

Publication Date: 
May 19, 2015