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I leap over the wall

by Monica Baldwin | 01 November 2015
Category: General Biography
First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 48, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of World War II. This is the fascinating account of one woman's two very different lives, with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice, the duties of a nun's day, and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world, as the author is confronted with fashions, interventions, politics, and art totally unfamiliar to her. Written in the post-war years, this reissue is as fresh and engaging today as it ever was. Humour, intelligence, an endearing humility, and a searing honesty all characterize this remarkable classic, giving readers both a glimpse into a hidden world and a unique view on one more familiar.
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First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 48, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of World War II. This is the fascinating account of one woman's two very different lives, with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice, the duties of a nun's day, and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world, as the author is confronted with fashions, interventions, politics, and art totally unfamiliar to her. Written in the post-war years, this reissue is as fresh and engaging today as it ever was. Humour, intelligence, an endearing humility, and a searing honesty all characterize this remarkable classic, giving readers both a glimpse into a hidden world and a unique view on one more familiar.
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5 - 7 working days
Eligible for free delivery
46 Reward Points

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€15.40
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5 - 7 working days
Eligible for free delivery
46 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 48, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of World War II. This is the fascinating account of one woman's two very different lives, with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice, the duties of a nun's day, and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world, as the author is confronted with fashions, interventions, politics, and art totally unfamiliar to her. Written in the post-war years, this reissue is as fresh and engaging today as it ever was. Humour, intelligence, an endearing humility, and a searing honesty all characterize this remarkable classic, giving readers both a glimpse into a hidden world and a unique view on one more familiar.

Product Details

I leap over the wall

ISBN9780719816437

Format

PublisherROBERT HALE (01 November. 2015)

No. of Pages307

Weight413

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5 x 25