Ny pop I Leap Over the Wall (Paperback) by Baldwin Monica PPXaOkrK

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At the age of twenty-one Monica Baldwin - the niece of Stanley Baldwin - entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of forty-eight and after struggling with her vocation for many years she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had known and forsaken in 1914 was very different to the world into which she emerged at the height of the Second World War ...This is the fascinating account of one woman's two very different lives with revealing descriptions of the world of a novice the duties of a nun's day and the spiritual aspects of convent life. Interwoven with these are the trials and tribulations of coping with a new and alien world as the author is confronted with fashions interventions politics and art totally unfamiliar to her. Written in the post-war years this re-issue is as fresh and engaging today as it ever was. Humour intelligence an endearing humility and a searing honesty all characterize this remarkable classic giving readers both a glimpse into a hidden world and a unique view on one more familiar.