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Mr Weston's Good Wine is the unusual tale of the struggle between the forces of good and evil in a small Dorset village. Its action is limited to one winter's evening when Time stands still and the bitter-sweet gift of awareness falls upon a dozen memorable characters. During the book a child knocked down by his car is miraculously brought back to life; the sign 'Mr Weston...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 7th 2006 by Vintage Classics (first published 1927)
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This is a remarkable book; I wasn’t expecting a great deal from it, but despite my low expectations I was impressed. I must admit I knew little of Theodore Powys, apart from the fact that he was John Cowper Powys’s brother. He was the son of a clergyman, born in 1875. He tried and failed at farming and eventually settled to writing in rural Dorset. He was a voracious reader and was influenced by the Bible, Bunyan, Hardy, Nietzsche and Freud amongst others. There are spoilers ahead; inevitable I'...more
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May 26, 2014 K.D. Absolutely rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I was surprised to find out while reading that this is a Christian allegory book. In the same league as The Chronicles of Narnia or the The Lord of the Rings (5 stars). It's just that this is not set in a magical world where there are elves, warriors, wizards, etc. Rather, the setting is in England in 1923.

The story opens with Mr. Weston getting off from his delivery vehicle containing wine. There are children on the street and they are thinking of stealing some bottles. There is also Miss Gipp...more
Ryan Williams
When friends ask me about my favourite books, there are two that never fail to get dumbfounded looks. This novel is the other one.

Written before World War 2, it reads oddly fresh. It is underscored by Christian mythology, yet is built on a rational premise: death, like 'Mr Weston', is a blessing in disguise.

I don't know if Joanne Harris read it before writing Chocolat - it certainly has a lot in common with this chewy parable about death and vitality in a small village.
Jan Edwards
I love 19th century fiction, and this was in the general style, but oh my, there the similarity ended. Plodding stodgy prose with little or no real character building. Possibly one of the most tedious books I have ever given up on.
Todd  Fife
"The best books have to end unhappily . . ." Mr. Weston
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Theodore Francis Powys was a British writer, a younger brother of John Cowper Powys.

Born to a clergyman father of Welsh origin, T. F. Powys spent most of his life in the West Country, writing mostly while living at East Chaldon in Dorset. Several of his brothers and sisters, including Llewelyn Powys and Philippa Powys, distinguished themselves in artistic circles. Theodore was deeply, if unconvent...more
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