A charming and funny tale of match-making misadventures by an author whose fans include Philip Larkin, Alexander McCall Smith and Jilly Cooper.
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- Author PYM, BARBARA
- Pub Date 02/06/2022
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 256
BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
INTRODUCED BY JILLY COOPER
'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' RICHARD OSMAN
'I devoured all her books, but Jane and Prudence remains my favourite' JILLY COOPER
'Barbara Pym is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life' ANNE TYLER
If Jane Cleveland and Prudence Bates seem an unlikely pair to be walking together at an Oxford reunion, neither of them is aware of it. They couldn't be more different: Jane is a rather incompetent vicar's wife, who always looks as if she is about to feed the chickens, while Prudence, a pristine hothouse flower, has the most unsuitable affairs. With the move to a rural parish, Jane is determined to find her friend the perfect man. She learns, though, that matchmaking has as many pitfalls as housewifery.
'This comedy of manners is a salutary reminder of just how good Barbara Pym was . . . This book is a gem' THE TIMES