by Grace Nies Fletcher
Hodder and Stoughton, 1959 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, price-clipped dust-jacket with a little edge and shelf wear, small chips and tears and minor soiling (see photographs)
"This moving autobiography of an American Methodist minister's daughter reintroduces us to the family of In My Father's Housed. The authors father, whose burning faith has such a profound influence on those around him, her rebellious brother Ike and her wise and gentle mother. Grace Nies Fletcher also tells of her own varied experiences as a "preacher's kid": her misery when she is laughed at for wearing unsuitable hats or forbidden to go to a dance; the excitement of the first smell of the sea when the family go on holiday.
Grace and her brother were expected to attend four services on Sunday and were not allowed to go to the theatre. As the author says. "By all the rules we should have grown up soured for life on the church" This book shows what happens to the "preacher's kids" ..."