The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones (Europa Editions)
Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? The same company that produced the BBC blockbuster has already optioned Jones' comedy of manners, set in 1924 in a small Welsh town. A sample: "Wilfred wondered how she got the dress on. Maybe there were hooks and eyes hidden on the side, under her arm. Ladies' dresses sometimes had those. Women hooked and encased themselves in their dresses but there was always a way out."