Between the amorous antique dealer Humphrey and his good-looking nephew James glides the magnificent Leonora, delicate as porcelain, cool as ice. Can she keep James in her thrall? Or will he be taken from her by a lover, like Phoebe ...or Ned, the wicked American? 'A highly distinctive and - ultimately - charitable novel' - "Financial Times". 'Faultless' - "Guardian". 'Her Characters are all meticulously impaled on the delicate pins of a wit that is as scrupulous as it is deadly' - "Observer". 'A coldly funny book' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'Highly distinctive ...the critics who have recently insisted on Miss Pym's too long neglected gifts have not been wrong' - "Financial Times".
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Barbara Pym's last novel, and a witty portrayal of hidden emotions and passions. Leonora Eyre is an elegant woman of indeterminate age, with a fondness for Victoriana and attractive young men. Humphrey, an antique dealer, and his handsome nephew would seem to be suitable new acquaintances.About the Author:
When the Times Literary Supplement asked critics to name the most underrated authors of the past 75 years, only one was mentioned twice: Barbara Pym. Barbara Pym wrote nine novels, including An Unsuitable Attachment, Quartet in Autumn and The Sweet Dove Died. She died in 1980.
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Book Description Perennial Library, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Perennial Library ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060970723