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Barbara Pym 26 May 2008
Barbara Pym
The most underrated novelist of the 20th Century?

Philip Larkin described her as one of the most underrated novelists of the 20th century, she’s frequently compared to Jane Austen, and writers such as P.D.James, Jilly Cooper and Alexander McCall continue to extol her talent today yet the name of Barbara Pym remains an unknown to many readers.  Two writers, Kate Charles and Jennifer Howarth join Jane to share their enthusiasm for Miss Pym and  her Fifties world of clergymen, spinsters and affairs of the heart at the whist drive ..... 

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