Some Tame Gazelle - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Some Tame Gazelle - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 06/08/2009
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'She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life' Anne Tyler

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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085798
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 18 mm


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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'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym -- Richard Osman
She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life -- Anne Tyler
I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen -- Philip Larkin
A splendid humorous writer -- John Betjeman
SOME TAME GAZELLE is my personal favourite for its sparkling high comedy and its treasury of characters ... She 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 *

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“A gentle and funny look at village life in the 1950s”

Belinda and Harriet are the Bede sisters, unmarried but comfortable, living together but somehow different from each other, working in the garden, employing a servant, and caring for the clergy. Belinda has been... More

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