By Barbara Pym
This is the tale of 4 humans in overdue middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose leader aspect of touch is they paintings within the comparable place of work they usually undergo an identical challenge - loneliness. Lovingly, poignantly, ironically and with a lot humour, Pym conducts us via their small lives and the facade they erect to protect themselves opposed to the skin international. there's however an obstinate optimism in her characters, permitting them of their alternative ways to win via to a type of wish. Barbara Pym's delicate wit and artistry are at their such a lot gleaming in "Quartet in Autumn".
"An beautiful, even extraordinary murals" - Observer
"'Barbara Pym has a pointy eye for the precise nuances of social behaviour" - The Times
"The wit and elegance of a 20th century Jane Austen" - Harpers & Queen
"Barbara Pym's unpretentious, sophisticated, finished novels are for me the best examples of excessive comedy to have seemed in England in past times seventy five years ...spectacular" - Sunday Times
"Very humorous and keenly observant of the ridiculous in addition to the pathetic in humanity" - monetary Times
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Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym