The Legacy of Barbara Pym

Author: Barbara Pym

"I think she's like most writers: They have to write," says Yvonne Cocking, founding member, archivist, and historian of the Barbara Pym Society.

Barbara Pym (1913—1980) was a bestselling and award-winning English novelist. Her first book, Some Tame Gazelle (1950), launched her career as a writer beloved for her social comedies of class and manners. Pym is the only author to be named twice in a Times Literary Supplement list of “the most underrated novelists of the century.” She produced thirteen…more


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