The Bell by Iris Murdoch

About the book

Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to live with her husband in a a lay community encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to a mysterious enclosed order of nuns. Watched over by its devout director and the discreet authority of the wise old Abbess, Imber Court is a haven for lost souls seeking tranquility. But then the lost Abbey bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered, and hidden truths and desires are forced into the light.

Reviewed by Entre Nous Reading Group:

A wonderfully crafted novel. Very descriptive of human faces, attitudes and actions and a compelling read. A class above most of the books we have read.

Star rating: ****

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