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Jane and Prudence: A Novel - Barbara Pym
Jane and Prudence: A Novel
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Barbara Pym affectionately skewers the charms, eccentricities, and secret yearnings of British middle-class life Jane Cleveland and Prudence Bates were close friends at Oxford University, but now live very different lives. Forty-one-year-old Jane is married to a vicar, has a daughter she adores,... show more
Barbara Pym affectionately skewers the charms, eccentricities, and secret yearnings of British middle-class life Jane Cleveland and Prudence Bates were close friends at Oxford University, but now live very different lives. Forty-one-year-old Jane is married to a vicar, has a daughter she adores, and lives a very proper life in a very proper English parish. Prudence, a year shy of thirty, is self-sufficient and fiercely independent—until Jane decides her friend should be married. Jane has the perfect husband in mind for her former pupil: a widower named Fabian Driver.But there are other women vying for Fabian’s attention. And Pru is nursing her own highly inappropriate desire for her older, married, and seemingly oblivious employer, Dr. Grampian. What follows is a witty, delightful, trenchant story of manners, morals, family, and female bonding that redefines the social novel for a new generation. 
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00AW54CUM
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
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jemidar
jemidar rated it
More like 4.5 stars.Dear Simran,This book was very good and I enjoyed it very much. I think you should read it.Kindest Regards,Jemidar
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Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym radio 4xpub 1953summer 2013dramatisation (masterful!)1: Unconventional 1950s vicar's wife Jane arrives in a new parish, keen to marry off ex-pupil Prudence. Barbara Pym's delightful comedy of rural relationships stars Emma Fielding.2: Vicar's wife Jane looks around h...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Pym writes loneliness, the urban/modern condition, and humanity’s oft mistaken attempts at communication and companionship very well. Given that her characters are generally overlooked middle-aged people clinging quietly but desperately to a pretense of gentility, one might assume her stories are un...
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