No Fond Return Of Love

by Barbara Pym, Paul Binding

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

No Fond Return Of Love Synopsis

Dulcie Mainwearing is always helping others, but never looks out for herself - especially in the realm of love. Her friend Viola is besotted by the alluring Dr Aylwin Forbes, so surely it isn't prying if Dulcie helps things along? Aylwin, however, is smitten by Dulcie's pretty young niece. And perhaps Dulcie herself, however ridiculous it may be, is falling, just a little, for Aylwin. Once life's little humiliations are played out, maybe love will be returned, and fondly, after all . . .

No Fond Return Of Love Press Reviews

A splendid humorous writer * John Betjeman * No novelist brings more telling observation or more gentle pleasure * Jilly Cooper * One of her very best - comic, heartrending, brave; in short, like life itself * Shirley Hazzard * I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen * Philip Larkin *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844084500
Publication date: 15th January 2009
Author: Barbara Pym, Paul Binding
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Barbara Pym, Paul Binding

Barbara Pym (1913-80) was born in Shropshire and educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. When in 1977 the TLS asked critics to name the most underrated authors of the past 75 years, only one was named twice (by Philip Larkin and Lord David Cecil): Barbara Pym. Her novels are characterised by what Anne Tyler has called 'the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life'.

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