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An Academic Question by Barbara Pym, Kate Saunders
  

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An Academic Question by Barbara Pym, Kate Saunders

A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory. In a provincial university town Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers as a reader to a blind, esteemed anthropologist, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers - research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague.

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Barbara Pym, Kate Saunders

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781844087235

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