Sunday, July 27, 2008

Converted Churches

I am somewhat fascinated by a church near me that is being turned into overpriced condos, on the other hand, I seem to be able to waste infinite amounts of time gazing at any and all real estate listings as I try (without noticeable success) to find one right for me.

I can't think of a book where the characters actually live in a church (although obviously there are many where they live in a vicarage) but in Five Farthings by Monica Redlich, the family moves into quirky lodgings across the street from St. Paul's Cathedral in London to be near their father who has been hospitalized and make the city their own. The book itself is very hard to find (I think I borrowed it from my friend Emily in NY when I read it) and the original illustration for the frontispiece (I love that word) is or was on sale for £3,750.

2 comments:

k1tucker said...

Constance,

In Wait till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn the family moves to a converted church.

Kelly T.

CLM said...

I had forgotten that, although remember the book. I wonder if my nieces would like it?