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A Glass Of Blessings By Barbara Pym

A Glass Of Blessings by Barbara Pym

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Summary

Barbara Pym was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1978 and is the quintessential VMC author. Following on from the huge success of JANE AND PRUDENCE, this novel was loved by Philip Larkin who declared it 'the subtlest of her books'.

A Glass Of Blessings Summary

A Glass Of Blessings by Barbara Pym

'I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen' Philip Larkin

Wilmet Forsyth is well dressed, well looked after, suitably husbanded, good looking and fairly young - but very bored. Her husband Rodney, a handsome army major, is slightly balder and fatter than he once was. Wilmet would like to think she has changed rather less.

Her interest wanders to the nearby Anglo-catholic church, where at last she can neglect her comfortable household in the more serious-minded company of three unmarried priests, and, of course, Piers Longridge, a man of an unfathomably different character altogether.

A Glass Of Blessings Reviews

The subtlest of her books - the sparkle on first acquaintance has been succeeded by the deeper brilliance of established art * Philip Larkin *
[Pym] makes me smile, laugh out loud, consider my own foibles and fantasies, and above all, suffer real regret when I reach the final page. Of how many authors can you honestly say that? * Mavis Cheek *
Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures * Anne Tyler *
My favourite writer . . . 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 *

About Barbara Pym

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.

Additional information

GOR001865136
9781844085804
1844085805
A Glass Of Blessings by Barbara Pym
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-12-03
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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