Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Reading Barbara Pym

Just finished 'An Unsuitable Attachment' and started 'Jane and Prudence' and have had to tear myself away to make the carrot cake. Which is a bit of an improvisation, with a tin of apricots rather than pineapple, owing to the fact that my store cupboard is a bit bare at the moment.
I think a big shop is called for.
I was at the shops this morning, taking Audrey to the Bank, but didn't really have time to do much beyond grab a quick lunch for us from Cooks.
But what can I say about Barbara Pym that hasn't already been said?
She is so funny - and sad too (in her later books) with a wonderful Autumnal melancholy. And she recreates a vanished world - a world that I saw vanish. I must find some quotes and put them in a blog.
I managed finally to find the gentleman who was made redundant at home, had a brief chat, and he took the article I bought him - and said he will read it. Its from an old 'Awake' magazine and is full of practical and common sense ideas to help all who are looking for work.

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