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Barbara Pym: Civil to Strangers

Cassandra started from her pleasant day-dreams and realized that she was the old lady. There was something pleasing about the idea of being really old – say between seventy and eighty, but not infirm or a nuisance to anybody. To have money and leisure to sit in a lovely garden, enjoying the sunshine and doing […]

Kirjaluotsi Hachette Audio, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 23/07/2022 3 kommenttia 8 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: An Academic Question

It was hard to believe that Dolly Arborfield was Kitty Jeffreys’ sister, though one could detect a slight resemblance in features. Dolly’s hair was grey and frizzy and she wore clothes that melted into her background of old books, junk and animals. She was some years older than Kitty and would often joke about her […]

Kirjaluotsi Hachette Audio, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 22/07/2022 4 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Crampton Hodnet

’I don’t know if if we could have a curate here,’ said Mr Cleveland doubtfully, as if it were some strange kind of animal. ’As a matter of fact I was thinking that perhaps, that is just perhaps, Miss Doggett might like to have him,’ said the vicar, bringing out the words with a rush. […]

Kirjaluotsi Hachette Audio, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 21/07/2022 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: An Unsuitable Attachment | Naistenviikkohaaste 2021

’Reading, were you?’ Rupert picked up the book which lay one the little table by the fire. It turned out to be the poems of Tennyson, bound in green morocco. Could she really have been reading that? he wondered, looking around for the novel stuffed behind a cushion.’Yes, but I was just going to make […]

Kirjaluotsi Bello, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 23/07/2021 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: A Few Green Leaves | Naistenviikkohaaste 2021

There was a general air of relief to be safely back indoors, for the party to begin ’properly’. A quick glance round the room told Emma that it was not a very interesting gathering, or at least it did not look to be, for most of the people standing round, clutching glasses of sherry or […]

Kirjaluotsi Bello, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 19/07/2021 4 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: The Sweet Dove Died

It was a relief to return to normal life again and to get through New Year’s Eve, with its feeling of sadness. The days began to lengthen and the first signs of spring appeared. In the meantime social life had started up again, by which Leonora meant her ’new’ social life with Humphrey and James. […]

Kirjaluotsi Bello, Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 07/01/2021 4 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn

Letty and Marcia began a more leisurely tidying up. They did not speak of or break into gossip about the two men, who were accepted as part of the office furniture and not considered worthy of comment unless they did something surprisingly out of character. Outside, the pigeons on the roof were picking at each […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Picador, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 02/10/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: No Fond Return of Love

’I can’t think why you’re so inquisitive. It isn’t as if you’d even met Neville Forbes.’’No, but it’s like a kind of game,’ said Dulcie. It seemed – though she did not say this to Viola – so much safer and more comfortable to live in the lives of other people – to observe their […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 27/07/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Some Tame Gazelle | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

When we grow older we lack the fine courage of youth, and even an ordinary task like making a pullover for somebody we love or used to love seems too dangerous to be undertaken. Then Agatha might get to hear of it; that was something else to be considered. Her long, thin fingers might pick […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 24/07/2020 7 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: A Glass of Blessings | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

’Perhaps you will see Piers’s lodgings,’ said Sybil, when I told her of the invitation, so much more respectable than my secret expedition would have been.’Lodgings’ sounder old-fashioned and sordid, and for a moment I felt as if it were wrong to be looking forward to the afternoon so much.’He asked me to have tea […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 22/07/2020 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Less Than Angels | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

It’s Tom’s thesis,’ said Deirdre in a reverent tone. ‘He’s just given me a copy to read. Look,’ she unwrapped the paper, ‘four hundred and ninety seven pages. How does he do it?’ ‘Well,’ said Catherine, ‘writers of fiction would tell you that one just goes on and on until one reaches page four hundred […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 20/07/2020 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Jane and Prudence | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

Jane realized from Nicholas’s laugh and the uncomfortable silence that followed that she ought not to have spoken. ’I wonder whether a cup of tea would help us to see things in better perspective,’ she said quickly. ’I will just go and see Mrs Glaze about it,’ she added, hurrying from the room.’A cup of […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 18/07/2020 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Excellent Women | Naistenviikkohaaste 2019

Perhaps there can be too much making of cups of tea, I thought, as I watched Miss Statham filling the heavy teapot. We had all had our supper, or were supposed to have had it, and were met together to discuss the arrangements for the Christmas bazaar. Did we really need a cup of tea? […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, The Folio Society, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 23/07/2019 6 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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