Cover of: Miss Bede is staying | Anna Gilbert

Miss Bede is staying

1st U.S. ed.

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Published by St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Florence, a lovely, kind hearted young lady who gives up her position as teacher to the poor children of her town to marry a well-to-do young gentleman and move up in the world to a house he has inherited. Far from anyone they know, Florence tries her best to overlook her young husband's weaknesses and to appreciate the gift of their fine inheritance. Unfortunately, the previous owner was a hoarder, not the type who piles up dirt and junk, but the type who lovingly collects and cares for, endless tiny rooms full of trinkets, laces, furniture, silver, china, books, crystal, figurines and paintings, all crowded together and all far too valuable to dispose of, yet overwhelming and suffocating as a whole.

Enter Miss Bede, an elegant, mysterious visitor to the area, who offers her advice and help to the young couple. Unlike Florence, Miss Bede seems able to fully appreciate, even love, the house and all it's contents and soon her presense adds to the sense of suffocation, while questions about her past and her intentions give rise to a nameless fear.

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6057.I49 M5 1983

The Physical Object

Pagination
316 p. ;
Number of pages
316

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3161251M
Internet Archive
missbedeisstayin00gilb
ISBN 10
031253471X
LC Control Number
83003007
Library Thing
437171
Goodreads
4276454

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