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An Academic Question written by Barbara Pym performed by Angela Pleasance on Audio CD (Unabridged)

An Academic Question written by Barbara Pym performed by Angela Pleasance on Audio CD (Unabridged)£89.99

A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory. In a provincial university town Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers as a reader to a blind...

A Few Green Leaves written by Barbara Pym performed by Jan Francis on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781445860718
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  405 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Barbara Pym
Narrator 1:  Jan Francis
Rarity:  Extremely Rare

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Barbara Pym was an incomparable chronicler of ordinary, quiet lives. With warmth, humour, precision and great vividness, she gave her best characters an independent life we recognise as totally familiar. In A Few Green Leaves, her last novel, her heroine is Emma Howick, anthropologist. Through her eyes...

Barbara Pym examines in her own ironic and individual style the quiet revolution in English village life, combining the rural settings of her earliest novels with the themes and characters of her later works.

The result is a compelling portrait of a town that seems to be forgotten by time, but which is unmistakably affected by it. Romance shares the pages with death in this engaging novel that is the culmination of Barbara Pym's acclaimed writing career.

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