About the book
First published in 1908, ‘The Old Wives‘ Tale‘ affirms the integrity of ordinary lives as it tells the story of the Baines sisters – shy, retiring Constance and defiant, romantic Sophia – over the course of nearly half a century.
Reviewed by Book Friends
Although we were daunted by the size of the novel, everyone in the group immensely enjoyed Bennett’s tale of the “old wives”. It was a wonderful story, skilfully told with great descriptions of life in the drapers shop and in Paris. We recommend other groups to read it.
**** 4 stars