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Fludd by Hilary Mantel
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Dec 06, 2008

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Read in August, 2005 , read count: 1

As if Barbara Pym had slipped on the clothes of allegory and mysticism. A waspish, witty but not entirely critical evocation of tired Catholic culture and one nun's release - via the enigmatic, alchemical Fludd - from her moribund state. The deadening, hopeless atmosphere of the book's Northern town setting is particularly powerful.
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