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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Jeff Snodgrass
not sure quite what was so humorous about the book, but it was entertaining nonethelessPublished 2 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 3 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
I read this book set in post WWII England. It is labeled as a high comedy, but this southern USA girl missed the point. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Seitz
And of course Brookner, who is a decade later, continues to write with such astounding craft. But Barbara Pym delighted me 35 years ago when I first found her and even more today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lynn Romaine
The binding was not "very good," and the back of the book slants. I can tell that it had been read before, but overall the condition was fine. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lara Jubber