'I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen' Philip Larkin
Dulcie Mainwearing is always helping others, but never looks out for herself - especially in the realm of love. Her friend Viola is besotted by the alluring Dr Aylwin Forbes, so surely it isn't prying if Dulcie helps things along? Aylwin, however, is smitten by Dulcie's pretty young niece. And perhaps Dulcie herself, however ridiculous it may be, is falling, just a little, for Aylwin. Once life's little humiliations are played out, maybe love will be returned, and fondly, after all . . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 131 x 200 x 20 mm
One of her very best - comic, heartrending, brave; in short, like life itself * Shirley Hazzard *
No novelist brings more telling observation or more gentle pleasure * Jilly Cooper *
A splendid humorous writer * John Betjeman *
I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym -- Richard Osman
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