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A Glass Of Blessings

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748131549

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 19th May 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY CLARE CHAMBERS

‘I’m a huge fan of Barbara Pym’ RICHARD OSMAN

‘The subtlest of her books . . . the sparkle on first acquaintance has been succeeded by the deeper brilliance of established art’ PHILIP LARKIN

Wilmet Forsyth is well dressed, well looked after, suitably husbanded, good-looking and fairly young – but very bored. Her sober husband Rodney, who works at the Ministry, 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 church, where 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.

‘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

‘Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures’ ANNE TYLER

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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
Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures
Anne Tyler
I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen
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
I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym
Richard Osman
There is a thrill of humanity through all her work
Shirley Hazzard