Together yet alone, the Misses Bede occupy the central crossroads of parish life. Harriet, plump, elegant and jolly, likes nothing better than to make a fuss of new curates, secure in the knowledge that Count Ricardo Bianco will propose to her yet again this year. Belinda, meanwhile, has harboured sober feelings of devotion towards Archdeacon Hochleve for thirty years. Then into their quiet, comfortable lives comes a famous librarian, Nathaniel Mold, and a bishop from Africa, Theodore Grote - who each takes to calling on the sisters for rather more unsettling reasons.
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A Radio 4 dramatization of Barbara Pym's first novel. Set in an English village during the 1930s, it revolves around the lives of two sisters in their fifties. The glamorous Harriet is a woman who lives for food and love, whilst Belinda is a dowdier creature than her sister, but equally romantic.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 Perennial Library, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Perennial Library ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006080713X