Quartet in autumn

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Macmillan, 1977 - Fiction - 218 pages
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User Review  - brenzi - LibraryThing

This is my favorite of the six Pyms I’ve read and this one, dealing as it does with aging and retirement, really hit home. But even as dismal as that topic might seem, this was the funniest one I’ve ... Read full review

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Quartet in Autumn is a departure from the usual Pym fare of light and sometimes silly situations. It was published in 1977 when England “rediscovered” her. For the previous 16 years she had been ... Read full review

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Barbara Pym (1913-1980) published fourteen books beginning in 1950 and continued until her death. A writer from the age of sixteen, Barbara Pym has been acclaimed as "the most underrated writer of the century" by the late British poet laureate, Philip Larkin. Her 1977 novel, Quartet in Autumn, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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