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Pym, Barbara

Works: 274 works in 1,249 publications in 3 languages and 42,084 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  College stories  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Biography  Humorous stories 
Classifications: PR6066.Y58, 823.914
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Publications about Barbara Pym
Publications by Barbara Pym
Publications by Barbara Pym, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Barbara Pym
Excellent women by Barbara Pym( Book )
97 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,892 libraries worldwide
Mildred Lathbury, a single woman living next door to a vicar, tends to get a little too involved in other peoples' lives
Quartet in autumn by Barbara Pym( Book )
74 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,470 libraries worldwide
Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marica all work at the same office and all suffer the same problem: loneliness
Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym( Book )
65 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,366 libraries worldwide
The story of the friendship between two women--one the less-than-perfect clergyman's wife, the other younger and unmarried
Some tame gazelle by Barbara Pym( Book )
60 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,332 libraries worldwide
Barbara Pym’s first novel offers a self-assured slice of village life as it takes us into the lives of two sisters living in post–World War II England Belinda and Harriet Bede live together in a small English village. Shy, sensible Belinda has been secretly in love with Henry Hoccleve—the poetry-spouting, married archdeacon of their church—for thirty years. Belinda’s much more confident, forthright younger sister Harriet, meanwhile, is ardently pursued by Count Ricardo Bianco. Although she has turned down every marriageable man who proposes, Harriet still welcomes any new curate with dinner parties and flirtatious conversation. And one of the newest arrivals, the reverend Edgar Donne, has everyone talking. A warm, affectionate depiction of a postwar English village, Some Tame Gazelle perfectly captures the quotidian details that make up everyday life. With its vibrant supporting cast, it’s also a poignant story of unrequited love
No fond return of love by Barbara Pym( Book )
54 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,317 libraries worldwide
Three lonely people come together in this poignant and witty novel of thwarted dreams, scandalous secrets, and star-crossed romance After being jilted by her fiancé, Dulcie Mainwaring despairs of ever finding true love. For a distraction, she goes to a publishing conference, where she meets Viola Dace, a dramatic woman who refuses to live without romance, as well as Aylwin Forbes, an editor whom Viola adores. The fact that Aylwin is married doesn’t stop Viola. When her amorous pursuit prompts Aylwin’s wife to leave him, the academic heartthrob is wide open to Viola’s romantic attentions. That is, until Dulcie’s eighteen-year-old niece moves in with Viola, and the young girl soon catches Aylwin’s roving eye. Set in London in the early 1960s, No Fond Return of Love is a delightful comedy of manners that comes full circle as Dulcie discovers a love as unexpected as it is liberating
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym( Book )
41 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
This revolves around a pair of unsuitable attachments. The first involves a young curate and Miss Morrow, both residents at Miss Doggett's home who attempt to provide a plausibly innocent account of a late afternoon excursion into the woods. The second romance is between a starry-eyed professor and his female student, who is continually falling into traps of her own devising
A glass of blessings by Barbara Pym( Book )
75 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 libraries worldwide
Despite her husband's aging, Wilmet Forsyth would like to believe she has changed very little. She cultivates a friendship with three unmarried priests and Piers Longridges, a man of an unfathomably different character altogether
An academic question by Barbara Pym( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,062 libraries worldwide
Set in a provincial university, the story is narrated by Caro Grimstone, the wife of Alan, a rising anthropologist. Caro becomes the means by which Alan obtains a manuscript that will advance his reputation and refute the findings of a colleague
Less than angels by Barbara Pym( Book )
59 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,046 libraries worldwide
Describes a community of anthropologists, including Tom Mallow, a researcher who divides his private life between two women
A few green leaves by Barbara Pym( Book )
38 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,947 libraries worldwide
Portrays life in an English village in Oxfordshire presenting the picture of a town forgotten by time yet affected by it
Civil to strangers and other writings by Barbara Pym( Book )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
When Pym died in 1980, she left behind unpublished manuscripts in various stages of completion. This volume brings us the last complete novel, portions of three others, four short stories, and an autobiographical essay
An unsuitable attachment by Barbara Pym( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,749 libraries worldwide
Rupert Stonebird, bachelor anthropologist, moves to a new parish and gradually finds himself becoming interested in the vicar's sister-in-law
The sweet dove died by Barbara Pym( Book )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
"A chance encounter over a Victorian flower book brings together Humphrey, an antiques dealer, his nephew James, and Leonora. Although she is considerably older, Leonora develops a fondness for James all the while knowing Humphrey has feelings for her. Leonora is determined to keep James under her spell until she realizes that she has to contend with the bookish Phoebe. Then Ned, a wicked young American, appears on the scene."--BOOK JACKET
A very private eye : the diaries, letters and notebooks of Barbara Pym by Barbara Pym( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
The Barbara Pym cookbook by Barbara Pym( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Barbara Pym’s sister Hilary teams with cookbook author Honor Wyatt to bring together this mouthwatering collection of family recipes, memories, and anecdotes drawn from Pym’s diaries and letters, as well her most acclaimed novels Straight from the kitchen of Barbara Pym, this winning cookbook delivers a delectable treat for readers who like their meals served with a generous helping of literary aplomb. Sharing favorite family recipes that Pym incorporated into her novels, The Barbara Pym Cookbook reveals how the author’s life intersected with those of her memorable characters. Inside you’ll find British classics such as steak and kidney pie, plum cake, sausage rolls, and toad-in-the-hole—dishes that Pym’s characters would often prepare for each other. Other treats, such as moussaka and risotto, reflect Pym’s fascination with Greece and Italy. Throughout, the recipes are interwoven with references to Pym’s novels; Dulcie’s musings on “love apples” from No Fond Return of Love accompany directions for tomatoes à la Provençale, for instance. There are glimpses of Pym’s personal life, too, such as her description of kipper pâté for lunch with Philip Larkin. The Barbara Pym Cookbook is a must-have for both budding cooks and Pym aficionados
Excellent women ; Jane and Prudence ; An unsuitable attachment by Barbara Pym( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A few green leaves by Barbara Pym( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Emma Howick, an aspiring anthropologist, chooses to settle in a sleepy country community in the heart of England, with a view to researching a study on 'The Social Patterns of a West Oxfordshire Village'
Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Youthful love affairs and comedy provide a fascinating glimpse of Oxford, England in the 1930s
A glass of blessings by Barbara Pym( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
An academic question by Barbara Pym( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Set in 1970, the wife of an ambitious young ethno-historian is unesy about her life
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Alternative Names
Crampton, Mary 1913-1980
Excellent women / Barbara Pym, 1977
Pim, Barbara
Pima, B.
Pima, B. (Barbara)
Pima, Barbara
Pym, Barbara
Pym Barbara Mary Crampton
ピム, バーバラ
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French (9)
German (3)
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