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The character development was more pronounced in this book than it was I "Blessing".
The novel is told through the eyes of Mildred Lathbury, one of literature's unforgettable, empathetic characters.
Pym lays out her well-defined world much as Jane Austen does, providing a critical and always witty tour.
This book was okay. I had trouble getting into the characters yet there were certain turns of phrase which caught me and had me read on. Good, just not great.Published 1 month ago by TerrBear
Similar to E F Benson in the satire of English country life, Pym has a keen eye for the psychology of humanity. (Excellent women are the church ladies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victoria Craven
I prefer books with more interesting characters. This is about a spinster and her unexciting life. Mildred observes life rather than living it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Miz Doni
I originally received this book as a gift and loved it. It is great for pleasure reading. It is easy reading but definitely not shallow. Very enjoyable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Darlene B.
It's a delight to read and admire Barbara Pym's wit. An intelligent, sensitive woman does good works for gentlewomen who have fallen on hard times after WW II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeff Snodgrass
not sure quite what was so humorous about the book, but it was entertaining nonethelessPublished 5 months ago by Leo Morris
This is the first Pym book I read and I can relate to it. Had met 'Excellent Women' a species of women that no longer exists. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thalia Johnson
The title seems overly sentimental until you see that it is from a poem by Keats. Ned uses it of Leonora grieving for James
Our group mostly liked this: `I am so happy... Read more