I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym
Some Tame Gazelle is my personal favourite for its sparkling high comedy and its treasury of characters . . . [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?
A splendid humorous writer
I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life