Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to be published.
This week mine is: The World Is A Wedding by Wendy Jones - this is the follow up to The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, a book I loved and which took me by surprise.
It's 1926 and Wilfred Price, purveyor of superior funerals, is newly married to the beautiful Flora Myfanwy. His brief and painful marriage to Grace is in the past. He's busy with funerals - and preparing for fatherhood by reading a philosophy book and opening a paint and wallpaper business. As much as he loves Flora, he senses her distance from him - are marriage and fatherhood going to be very different from how Wilfred imagined?Grace has fled to from Narberth to London, where she is working as a chambermaid at the luxurious Ritz Hotel. But Grace has a secret, one that can't be hidden forever, and binds her to her old life in west Wales.Despite Wilfred's earnest effort to embrace the future, he is beginning to wonder if the past has too powerful a hold on him.
Publication date: 5th September 2013