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Excellent Women

Excellent Women

Author: Barbara Pym
Series: VMC
$25.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description
Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks. One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.
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One of the most endearingly amusing English novels of the twentieth century' Alexander McCall Smith
Reviews
'One of the most endearingly amusing English novels of the twentieth century' Alexander McCall Smith 'One of the finest examples of high comedy' Lord David Cecil 'I don't think I've ever before recommended a novel as one that everybody will enjoy and yet - even with a certain assurance - I'm prepared to vouch for EXCELLENT WOMEN' Marghanita Laski, OBSERVER 'I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter' Jilly Cooper
Author description
Barbara Pym (1913-80) was born in Shropshire and educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. When in 1977 the TLS asked critics to name the most underrated authors of the past 75 years, only one was named twice (by Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil): Barbara Pym. Her novels are characterised by what Anne Tyler has called 'the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life'.
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General Fields

  • : 9781844084517
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : November 2009
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Barbara Pym
  • : Graphic novels
  • : 304
  • : 823.914