There is a thrill of humanity through all her work
I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym
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
[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?
I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen
Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures