An Academic Question - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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An Academic Question - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 02/06/2022
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INTRODUCED BY KATE SAUNDERS'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' RICHARD OSMAN'My favourite writer . . . I pick up her books with joy' JILLY COOPER'Beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip' NEW YORK TIMESIn a provincial university town, Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers to read to a blind, esteemed anthropologist in a nursing home, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers - research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague. A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349016320
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm


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Beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip - New York Times

My favourite writer . . . I pick up her books with joy - Jilly Cooper

She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life - ANNE TYLER

I am a huge fan of Barbara Pym - RICHARD OSMAN

A splendid humorous writer - John Betjeman

A modern Jane Austen - Alexander McCall Smith

There is a thrill of humanity through all her work - Shirley Hazzard

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“A woman lives in a university community with unforeseen results”

Barbara Pym was a skilful and unique writer, but she had a period when her writing was not published. This book is largely a product of her fallow period, and was assembled from two versions. Nonetheless it has a... More

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