Excellent Women - VMC Designer Collection (Hardback)
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Excellent Women - VMC Designer Collection (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 03/07/2008
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Cover design by Orla Kiely

Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'. As such, though, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - and especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks. One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially when Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085262
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 438 g
Dimensions: 138 x 201 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the finest examples of high comedy * Lord David Cecil *
I don't think I've ever before recommended a novel as one that everybody will enjoy and yet - even with a certain assurance - I'm prepared to vouch for EXCELLENT WOMEN -- Marghanita Laski * OBSERVER *
I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter * Jilly Cooper *

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“Excellent Women”

Paperback edition
8th September 2011
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“One of Pym's best”

Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who often gets taken for granted. As such, she often finds herself embroiled in other people's lives. Barbara Pym is always a rewarding read and this... More

Paperback edition
24th April 2016
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