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Quartet in autumn ([New] edition)

By: Pym, Barbara Smith, Alexander McCall(Introduction by)

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Part of the Picador Classic series
1447289617 / 9781447289616
Paperback
823.914
08/10/2015
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England
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20 cm xi, 186 pages
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With an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. One did not drink sherry before the evening, just as one did not read a novel in the morning. In 1970s London Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia work in the same office and suffer the same problem - loneliness.

Lovingly and with delightful humour, Barbara Pym conducts us through their day-to-day existence: their preoccupations, their irritations, their judgements, and - perhaps most keenly felt - their worries about having somehow missed out on life as post-war Britain shifted around them.

Deliciously, blackly funny and full of obstinate optimism, Quartet in Autumn shows Barbara Pym's sensitive artistry at its most sparkling.

Its world is both extraordinary and familiar, revealing the eccentricities of everyday life.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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