Barbara Pym’s early novel takes us into 1950s England, as seen through the funny, engaging, yearning eyes of a restless housewife
Wilmet Forsyth is bored. Bored with the everyday routine of her life. Bored with teatimes filled with local gossip. Bored with her husband, Rodney, a civil servant who dotes on her. But on her thirty-third birthday, Wilmet’s conventional life takes a turn when she runs into the handsome brother of her close friend. Attractive and enigmatic, Piers Longridge is a mystery Wilmet is determined to solve. Rather than settling down, he lived in Portugal, then returned to England for a series of odd jobs. Driven by a fantasy of romance, the sheltered, naïve Englishwoman sets out to seduce Piers—only to discover that he isn’t the man she thinks he is. As cozy as sharing a cup of tea with an old friend, A Glass of Blessings explores timeless themes of sex, marriage, religion, and friendship while exposing our flaws and foibles with wit, compassion, and a generous helping of love.
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Wilmet Forsyth is well dressed, well looked after, suitably husbanded, good-looking and fairly young - but very bored. Her sober husband Rodney, who works at the Ministry, is slightly balder and fatter than he once was. Wilmet would like to think that she has changed rather less. Her interest wanders to the nearby church, where she can neglect her comfortable household in the more serious-minded company of three unmarried priests, and, of course, Piers Longridge, a man of an unfathomably different character altogether.Book Description:
Barbara Pym is the twentieth-century literary heiress to Jane Austen, praised by the Huffington Post as “the thinking girl’s romance writer.” The Barbara Pym Cookbook, which shows readers how to recreate the English teas and dinners featured in Pym’s fiction, is the perfect companion for devoted fans.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060805501
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060805501 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0016425
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60805501
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060805501
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800608055001.0