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The classic Barbara Pym novel,
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This review is from: Excellent Women (Paperback)
Barbara Pym is an author who has gained in reputation since her death, and "Excellent Women" is the epitome of her writing. A comic novel with a delicate touch, it loses nothing by being set in the 1950s. We recognise the characters and situations. For me, the understated romance between Mildred Lathbury and Everard Bone carries echoes of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". I defy any woman not to enjoy it.
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Initial post: Nov 5, 2016, 10:53:12 PM PDT
Oh that Everard Bone were Mr. Darcy! A later Pym novel makes clear that he just uses her for secretarial purposes.
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