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Excellent Women

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Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
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Dec 26, 2006 | 256 Pages
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“Beneath the gentle surfaces of [Pym’s] novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip. . . . Her work offers the reassurance that we are all as bad and as good, as prickly and as resilient, as any Evensong attendee. It is a useful gratification in grating times.” —The New York Times

“A startling reminder that solitude may be chosen and that a lively, full novel can be constructed entirely within the precincts of that regressive virtue, feminine patience.” John Updike, The New Yorker

“Reading Barbara Pym is . . . a wonderful experience, full of unduplicable perceptions, sensations, and soul-stirrings.” —Newsweek

“[One of] the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past seventy-five years.” Lord David Cecil

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