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Some Tame Gazelle

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405510875

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ON SALE: 2nd February 2012

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

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It was odd that Harriet should always have been so fond of curates. They were so immature and always made the same kind of conversation. Now the Archdeacon was altogether different . . . ‘

Together yet alone, the Misses Bede occupy the central crossroads of parish life. Harriet, plump, elegant and jolly, likes nothing better than to make a fuss of new curates, secure in the knowledge that elderly Italian Count Ricardo Bianco will propose to her yet again this year. Belinda, meanwhile has harboured sober feelings of devotion towards Archdeacon Hochleve for thirty years.

Then into their quiet, comfortable lives comes a famous librarian, Nathaniel Mold, and a bishop from Africa, Theodore Grote – who each take to calling on the sisters for rather more unsettling reasons.

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I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym
Richard Osman
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?
Mavis Cheek
I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen
Philip Larkin
A splendid humorous writer
John Betjeman
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life
Anne Tyler