Five for sorrow, ten for joy: a novel

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The Sisters of Béthanie, a French order of Dominican nuns, dedicate themselves to caring for the outcasts of society - criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts. Lise, an English girl who after the liberation of Paris was employed in one of the city's smartest brothels and rose to become a successful madame, finds herself joining the Sisters. Master storyteller Rumer Godden weaves a deeply moving tale of Lise's prison sentence, her conversion and the agonising work among women whose traumatic experiences often outstrip even her own.
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subject_facetCatholic Church -- Fiction
Catholics -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
France -- Fiction
Monastic and religious life of women -- Fiction
Nuns -- Fiction
Religious fiction
title_displayFive for sorrow, ten for joy
title_fullFive for sorrow, ten for joy / Rumer Godden
Five for sorrow, ten for joy : a novel [electronic resource] / Rumer Godden
title_shortFive for sorrow, ten for joy
title_suba novel
topic_facetCatholics
Electronic books
Monastic and religious life of women
Nuns