• “My favorite writer . . . I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter.”

    Jilly Cooper

    “Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures.”


    Anne Tyler
  • “[Pym] makes me smile, laugh out loud, consider my own foibles and fantasies, and above all, suffer real regret when I reach the final page. Of how many authors can you honestly say that?”


    Mavis Cheek
  • “The most underrated novelist of the century . . . The subtlest of her books—the sparkle on first acquaintance has been succeeded by the deeper brilliance of established art.”


    Philip Larkin
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